Jun 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

HHS: "Several hundred" children have been reunited with parents

HHS Secretary Alex Azar

HHS Secretary Alex Azar. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"Several hundred" of the more than 2,300 children that were separated from their parents have been placed with a parent or relative, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said today.

Where it stands: Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, Azar didn't quantify how many parents have been told where their kids are, but said they have "access" to that information. He also urged Congress to pass legislation addressing the situation.

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