Jul 14, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump administration expediting migrant family reunifications

An immigrant child with a police officer.

An immigrant child with a police officer. Photo: Jose Cabezas/AFP via Getty Images

The Trump administration announced a plan Friday night that will reunite 2,551 migrant children with their families in accordance with a court order to get families back together as soon as possible, reports Politico.

The big picture: This is the first time the administration specified the exact number of children the department of Health and Human Services had custody of, per Politico, with ages ranging from five to 17. Children will be returned to their parents and kept under the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. HHS' deadline to get children reunited is July 26.

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