Earlier this month, four families who were torn apart under the Trump Administration’s strict immigration enforcement were reunited. More than 5,500 families were separated during the former president’s time in office, and more than 1,000 children have still not been reunited with their parents.
In February, President Joe Biden created a task force in order to reunite these families who were separated under the “zero tolerance” policy in 2017. Many immigrant advocates and organizations, however, are pushing for more families to be reunited.
President Biden’s Future Plans to Reunite More Families
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Michelle Brané, the director of the task force to reunite families, recently released a statement that said the Biden Administration is working to reunite entire families who were separated under the Trump Administration.
This means that not just parents, but also siblings, of separated children may be able to get permanent legal status in the U.S. According to Mayorkas, while they cannot guarantee permanent legal status for these family members, the agency is working to do everything they can to make it work out this way.
Helping Families Pursue the American Dream Together
For more than 30 years, the board-certified immigration attorneys at Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. have been working tirelessly to help families pursue the American Dream together. If you have any questions about how recent legislative changes may impact your immigration journey, we are here to answer them and guide you through the process from start to finish.
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