Over 900 immigrant children labeled “ineligible” for reunification with parents.

By |2018-07-22T13:46:34+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

Say what?

Courtesy of TPM:

With the deadline for reuniting thousands of separated immigrant families less than a week away, the Trump administration revealed in a federal court filing late Thursday night that it plans to reunite just about 60 percent of the children between ages 5-17 that are in its custody. The rest — just over 900 — have been labeled ‘ineligible’ for reunification, because the parent either has a criminal record, is undergoing ‘further evaluation,’ or waived their right to be reunified.

Just 364 families with children older than 5 years old, out of a total of 2551, have been reunited so far, though 848 parents have been cleared for reunification, and 272 are likely to be cleared after they are interviewed by ICE.

Of those the government is deeming ineligible, it claims two must serve sentences before they can be transferred to ICE, 91 have a “prohibitive criminal record,” 136 waived reunification, and 679 will be subjected to further evaluation.

In the administration’s filing, the number of children it has deemed eligible for reunification and the number deemed ineligible do not add up to the total number of children identified in the class — falling 37 short. The Department of Health and Human Services, the agency overseeing the children’s detention and reunification, did not respond to TPM’s inquiry about the discrepancy.

Keep in mind that the ONLY reason these kids are not with their families in the first place is that they were taken away after they crossed the border. 

To take a parent’s child away, and then blame the parent for why you cannot reunite them is the cruelest of all cruelties. 

Simply put America never had any right to take these children away from people simply seeking a better way of life, and if that happened it should be seen as a top priority to see them reunified. 

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  1. Anonymous July 22, 2018 at 5:37 am

    In other words,they “lost” the parents.

    As for criminal charges, ICE is using parking tickets as criminal charges,so i would be interested exactly what crimes they are refering to.

    Just another criminal fiasco brought to us by the trump administration.

    When he said drain the swamp, he never gave his correction speech. He really meant FIll the swamp,he misspoke,drain/fill like would/wouldn’t. !

  2. Anonymous July 22, 2018 at 7:47 am

    A Heartwarming Care Package For Migrant Children Separated From Families

    In response to the crisis, two women in the nation’s capital have started a campaign to send books to the detained kids. It’s a small act, the women admit, but they hope it provides some comfort to the youngsters.


  3. Gindy51 July 22, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Many of these kids will be SOLD for what passes as christian adoptions. Betty DeVos is going to make a fortune out of this.

  4. anon July 22, 2018 at 8:09 am


    “We enabled something to get bigger; we enabled a great deal more violence, than would have happened otherwise,”
    “The characteristics of many domestic abusers, – “their sense of power and their presumption that they would never be held accountable for their crimes” – are essentially the same as those people who committed atrocities during the war.
    “This has contributed to the creation of a climate of impunity, and the message that these types of crimes are not considered to be of any importance either to the society or to the state.””

    $tart naming names NOW^!

  5. Anonymous July 22, 2018 at 8:59 am

    “We know that there’s been irreparable damage to the children and their parents who are struggling to understand what happened and why,” he said. “The investigation should extend to the government forces whose actions allowed this to happen.”



  6. Anonymous July 22, 2018 at 9:01 am

    A now 1-year-old child who was separated from his father at the U.S.-Mexico border reportedly did not recognize his parents upon being reunited with his family after months in a U.S. detention facility.

    Johan Bueso Montecinos, who was separated from his family for five months after being detained separately from his father, Rolando Antonio Bueso Castillo, reportedly didn’t recognize either of his parents upon first being reunited, The Associated Press reported.

    The family was reunited in Honduras on Friday.

    “I kept saying Johan, Johan, and he started to cry,” his mother, Adalicia Montecinos, told the AP.

    “I never thought they could be so cruel,” his father added.

    Johan Bueso Montecinos made headlines previously after he appeared in court alone, in diapers, causing an immigration judge to remark that he was “embarrassed” to ask if the boy could understand the court proceedings.

    “I’m embarrassed to ask it, because I don’t know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law,” the judge at the immigration hearing said.

    The child, who is now with his entire family in Honduras, took his first steps and said his first words while being housed at an immigrant shelter in the U.S.

    Castillo told the AP that the Trump administration was wrong to imprison his son, who had committed no crime, for weeks after his father was deported.

    “They broke something in me over there,” he said. “This was never my son’s fault. Why did he have to be punished?”


  7. Anonymous July 22, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Between the lines: Visas harder to obtain amid immigration crackdown

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has continued its visa crackdown, recently releasing memos that make it easier for immigration officials to deny visa applications and begin deportation proceedings for those whose extensions or renewals are denied.

    Between the lines: Family separation and ICE raids may be one of the more visible ways the Trump administration has created a hostile environment for immigrants, but with fewer headlines and more internal memos, the Department of Homeland Security has been making even legal, high-skilled immigration processes more difficult.

    Show less
    Where it stands: On Friday, USCIS released a memo telling officials they can deny visa applications right away, instead of first issuing a “request for evidence” (RFE) asking for more information if the application wasn’t good enough on the first try. The number of RFEs have dramatically increased under Trump, but now officials can simply deny those applications.

    Earlier this month, officials were given greater authority to start deportation proceedings by issuing “Notices to Appear” to any immigrant in the U.S. who has been denied an extension or renewal of their visa, taking them out of legal immigrant status. Before, these notices were only given in instances of fraud or criminal activity.


  8. Anonymous July 22, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    The number of immigrant children being detained in Texas continues to rise
    The rising numbers come on the heels of administration claims that hundreds of families have been reunited.

    A new report in The Texas Tribune found that despite a federal court order that immigrant children separated from their families be reunited with their parents, the number of of youngsters being detained in the state is on the rise.

    According to The Tribune, the number of children housed in Texas shelters rose from 4,919 on June 21 to 5,024 on July 13. This includes both immigrant children who arrived at the border unaccompanied and children that were separated from their families by federal authorities.

    The report says that there are applications for up to four additional shelters to be built in Texas. The shelters would be built to “care for unaccompanied boys and girls up to 17 years old or as young as infants.”

    These findings come on the heels of the Trump administration’s claims that it has reunited hundreds of children with their families. The administration claims it currently has 2,551 immigrant children between the ages of 5 and 17 in its care who were separated from their parents under Trump’s zero-tolerance policy. So far, only 364 of those children have been reunited.


  9. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Kidnapping and extortion. It’s how gangs really make their money. Trump is just a mob boss.

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