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Families Divided

Analysis: Completing reunifications without putting families back together

The federal government completed its first round of family reunifications, but 45 percent of the children involved were not reconnected with the adults who brought them into the U.S.

Left to right: Director of the Annunciation House Ruben Garcia, Roger (only first names given), Pablo Ortiz and his 3-year-old son Andres (off frame) and 4-year-old Roger Jr. speak to the media during a press conference at the Annunciation House in El Paso on July 11, 2018. The fathers and sons were released the previous night by ICE.

Families Divided

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