7 in 10 migrant children reunited with parents by Thursday's deadline

July 26, 2018
United Press International

Family reunifications are taking place mostly in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at so-called "staging facilities." Parents and children are being taking to these locations to reunite, but in some cases, the adults are made to wait up to a week without access to showers or phones, Bethany Carson, who works for the non-profit Grassroots Leadership, told The New York Times.

"They're completely cut off from the outside world," she said. "And officials are saying they're free."

In some cases, children have been sent to the wrong facility because of logistical errors, a government official told the Times.