By Kelly Hayes | Fox10
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced that four families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration will be reunited this week in the U.S.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas called the reunions “just the beginning” of a broader effort.
President Joe Biden said that is why he established the Family Reunification Task Force in the first few weeks of his presidency.
“Families belong together,” he tweeted Monday. “We’re working tirelessly to bring families together — and this week we will begin to reunite the first of those families.”
“This is a huge accomplishment by the Biden administration to reunite children with their parents who in some cases have been separated, by direct result of the prior administration’s intentional decisions, going on four years now.’
“The parents will be allowed to re-enter the United States pursuant to a humanitarian parole, giving them the opportunity to be with their children again and ultimately look for ways to obtain long term legal status in the United States.’
“The surge of migrant youths at our Southern Border is a serious matter, and this action by the current Presidential administration to rectify the sins of the past one is a promising sign that we can have effective immigration policy while maintaining a level of humanity at the same time.”
–Darius Amiri, Rose Law Group Immigration Law Dept. Chair