The Biden administration this week will begin reuniting migrant family members who were separated under the Trump administration and have been unable to find one another in the years since.
The Department of Homeland Security will start by reunifying four families. Parents returning to the United States will be given humanitarian parole so that they can travel here and be with their children. Longer-term legal protections are possible, Michelle Brane, executive director of the Biden administration’s Family Reunification Task Force, told reporters in a call.
Two of the families were separated in late 2017 as part of the Trump administration “zero-tolerance” pilot program, well before the national rollout in spring 2018. The children were three years old at the time, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters.
“Today is just the beginning. We are reuniting the first group of families, many more will follow, and