Thursday, 19 July, 2018

DNA tests for separated migrant children

HHS Secy Pushes Back on Reports of Mass Confusion in Reuniting Migrant Families No children reunited yet from border separations
Faye Gross | 06 July, 2018, 23:39

"We are meeting the needs of unaccompanied alien children in our custody", he said.

The administration's request for more time comes a day after Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that the government knows the identities and location of all the minors under the department's care and will comply with the court order.

Last weekend and on the Fourth of July holiday, protesters marched against Trump's immigration policies-with the family separation policy centred in the protests.

The ORR program "was not created to track the circumstances" behind a child's arrival in the U.S., Azar said, and the Department of Homeland Security didn't tell the refugee agency which children were taken from parents and which came over the border unaccompanied. By Friday, officials must make sure every separated parent has a way to contact their child.

The government says the reunification process is going faster for parents now in ICE custody than those who have been released. They will need more time to collect DNA samples or other evidence from parents who have been released from government custody.

US officials have ordered DNA testing for thousands of migrant children in order to reunite families who have been separated at the US-Mexico border. "Then we will comply with the court's order and reunify them".

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In a Thursday press release, Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project and the lead lawyer who argued the case against the government, said that Azar's attempt to shift the blame to the court is "incomprehensible given how much time the court gave the government to fix its own mess".

It's also possible not all parents will be reunited with their children; HHS has a strict set of guidelines the agency must follow to determine a suitable sponsor, including a home visit and a criminal background check.

President Donald Trump reversed course last month and signed an executive order meant to keep families together, but the administration is still facing scrutiny and questions over the families separated as a result of its widely-criticized "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.

Currently, 11,800 minors are under the care of the health department. He ordered them to reunite children under age 5 - there are 101, according to the most recent court records - with their parents by Tuesday. DHS has already started moving some parents to facilities closer to facilities where their children are being kept. A court hearing on the administration's efforts and plans is scheduled for tomorrow.

"This is potentially extremely harmful in aggregating a database of DNA that people are somehow directed to provide in order to simply see their children", said Jonathan Ryan, executive director of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a Texas nonprofit. But a court agreement on how children are treated in immigration custody generally prevents the government from holding children in detention longer than 20 days.

"When people, with or without children, enter our Country, they must be told to leave without our..." Border Patrol agents began taking immigrant children from their caregivers in the spring under the "zero tolerance" policy toward illegal border crossings that Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in April.

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