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Families Divided

Hundreds of migrant kids haven't been reunited with their parents. What's taking so long?

Some 350 children separated from their migrant parents this summer have yet to be reunified, despite a court-ordered July 26 deadline to do it and endless hours of pro bono legal aid. About half of those kids are on track for reunification.

Santiago Martinez Alvarez joins his family in protesting family-separation policies during a vigil outside the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in McAllen, Texas on June 17, 2018.

Families Divided

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage. Send story ideas to

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