There was a federal judge ruling for the government to reunite families that had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump's administration "no tolerance" migration policy.
Well reports are now coming in saying that the parents of 545 children still can't be found.
Many families were separated under this policy before 2018. It was because of the ACLU's efforts in suing the government, and being victorious in a court order to reunite these families. Thousands were reunited, but approximately 1,000 families that had been separated back in 2017 that weren't under the initial order ( this group got the order to reunite last year) so time going by made things very difficult to locate and reunite the parents with their children.
"What has happened is horrific," "Some of these children were just babies when they were separated. Some of these children may now have been separated for more than half their lives. Almost their whole life, they have not been with their parents." says Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, who has been leading the litigation.