The Biden Administration has identified nearly 4,000 minor who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border between July 1, 2017 and January 20, 2021, under Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy and related initiatives, according to a June 2021 DHS Family Reunification Task Force Report.
A press release announcing the report also said that the task force launched in February ‘does not have a confirmed record of reunification’ for 2,127of the children, but 1,786 children have been reunified with a parent and they continue to work to reunite families separated at the border.
The process to reunite these children to their parents is rather slow. According to a recent Reuters reported with a mere 7 children reunited to parents by the task force since February. An official indicated that the agency “chose to intentionally start slow’ as they progressively work on overcoming this challenging situation.