Separated at the border, reunited, then separated again: For migrant families, another trauma
Kevin Sieff, Washington Post (January 31, 2021)
Despite a federal court order requiring the former Trump administration to reunite families separated under their zero-tolerance policy, many families face multiple separations as parents were reunited and released without legal status. While a great deal of attention has been paid to the initial family separations and reunions, little focus has been paid to the complex pathway towards citizenship beyond reunification. Without a clear understanding of their status, many families have been retraumatized through re-separation or the potential of being separated at any moment.