SIREN Condemns the Trump Administration for Failing to Meet Family Reunification Deadline
Failure to meet the deadline has have left over a thousand children waiting to be reunited
Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) condemns the Trump administration today for not meeting the court-ordered deadline to reunite migrant children separated from their parents by July 26, 2018.
“This administration’s sole intent with these atrocious policies is to harm immigrant families,” said SIREN Executive Director, Maricela Gutiérrez. “There are still over a thousand children still in agony and waiting to be reunited.”
As of earlier this week, over 1,500 families had been potentially cleared for reunification but have not been reunited. The administration reported that they have reunited just 34% of children separated from their families.
“This is another link in the chain in Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda,” said Gutiérrez. “These policies of separating immigrant children are bigoted and promote hatred. We won’t stand for this.”
SIREN’s mission is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy, civic engagement and legal services. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.
Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network