Only seven migrant kids separated from their families by the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance program” have been reunited with their relatives since President Joe Biden took office, the task force in charge of reunifications said.
The task force released a 22-page progress report Tuesday during Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Central America that shows 2,127 kids are still waiting to be reunified with their families.
The progress report was submitted to Biden last week.
In a call with reporters, a senior DHS official said the Trump administration was to blame for the sluggish process because there’s “numerous errors and misinformation” in data kept by the former POTUS’s staff, NBC News reported.
“No comprehensive interagency system was in place to separate parents and their migrant children,” the official said on the call.
“We intentionally started slow so we could go fast later,” the official continued in defense of the dismal numbers.
Vice President Kamala recently made the trek