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WATCH: All migrant kids under 5 set to be reunited: US official

12 July 2018 12:32 PM
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All migrant children under age five who are eligible will be reunified with their parents by early on Thursday morning, a Trump administration official said, but the announcement is being met with skepticism from rights groups.

More than 2 300 children were stripped from their parents and adult relatives after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border since May 5 and placed in tent camps and other facilities, with no way to contact their relatives.

After a downturn last year, since October, the number of migrants seeking to cross the southwest US border from impoverished Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, as well as from Mexico, has surged.


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