After Trump’s reversal on immigration, hundreds of detained parents are still awaiting news of their children

Summary arrests and family separations have stopped at the US border as Donald Trump retreats on his “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. But hundreds of detained parents are still awaiting news of their children amid concerns that the promised reunions won’t happen any time soon – if at all.

Donald Trump last week abruptly ended his administration’s controversial practice of forcibly separating families at the US-Mexico border, which had created uproar on both sides of the aisle. The administration was obliged to walk its policy back further when, on Monday, the nation’s top border security official said his agency would temporarily stop referring migrant parents who cross the border with their children for criminal prosecution.

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