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Administration reunites more migrant children amid looming deadline

A 7-year-old boy reunited with his mother at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Linthicum, Maryland. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
A 7-year-old boy reunited with his mother at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Linthicum, Maryland. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The federal government has reunited 879 migrant children with their families to date, according to court documents released Monday.

Why it matters: The government is facing a court-mandated deadline (Thursday) to reunite all migrant kids in government custody who were separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy. More than 2,500 children, ages 5-17, were separated at the border since the policy came into effect.