Trump Admin. Says Reuniting Migrant Kids, Families May Not Be Possible
The Trump administration made the admission in a court-ordered response to an ACLU lawsuit challenging the separation of migrant families.
The Trump administration says reuniting the thousands of migrant children separated from their parents or guardians at the border isn't feasible.
In the filing, a Department of Health and Human Services official said the agency's Office of Refugee Resettlement doesn't have the manpower or financial resources to find the migrant children and reunite them with their families.
She also didn't dispute the findings of an HHS inspector general office's report that found thousands more children were separated from their parents or guardians at the border than initially disclosed.
That official said that even if reuniting the migrant children with their guardians or parents was "within the realm of the possible, it would substantially imperil ORR's ability to perform its core functions without significant increases in appropriations from Congress, and a rapid, dramatic expansion of the ORR data team."
The ACLU's lead attorney on the lawsuit called the Trump administration's response "shocking," saying they'd be back in court on Feb. 21.
New York City Mayor Closing Randall's Island Migrant Facility
Mayor Eric Adams said the closure is due to a slowing number of incoming migrants, but critics say his handling of the process has long been off.By AP
Judge Orders End To Trump-Era Asylum Restrictions At Border
The judge ruled that the Biden administration must end Title 42, which allowed for the expulsion of asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.By Gregory Bull / AP
Migrants At New York City Shelters Are Lacking Necessities
New York City residents are volunteering to help the wave of migrants arriving by bus from Texas into the Big Apple.By AP
Affidavit: Club Q Shooter Opened Fire Upon Entering The Building
The shooter who killed five and injured more than a dozen others was charged with 305 crimes, including hate crimes.By David Zalubowski / AP
Doctors: Get Your Flu, COVID Vaccines Now To Be Safe During Holidays
There's more room for the flu and COVID to spread as restrictions subside, but not as many people are up to date on their vaccines either.By Ted S. Warren / AP
Are Donations From Billionaire Philanthropists What They Say They Are?
While many agree those dealing in philanthropy have great intentions, skeptics argue whether charity from the wealthy is actually honest.By Elaine Thompson / AP