“The Biden-Harris Administration’s Family Reunification Task Force has successfully reunified more than 500 children with their families who were separated under the prior administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. This is a significant milestone that reflects the tireless dedication of the many public servants in the Department of Homeland Security and across the federal government, including those in the Departments of Health and Human Services, State, and Justice. It is a milestone that we could not have achieved without the partnership and critical work of several incredibly committed non-governmental organizations.
“While the Department of Homeland Security and the Task Force take great pride in this accomplishment, we also know that this important work isn’t finished. Nearly 200 children are currently in the process of being reunified with their parents. The Task Force, through its partners, also continues to identify and engage families who were separated to ensure they are aware of the reunification process and the support the Task Force has arranged. This support includes critically needed behavioral health services to assist the families in addressing the trauma they have suffered.
“We will continue to work tirelessly to deliver on President Biden’s commitment to reunite children separated from their families at the United States-Mexico border.”