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Reuniting Separated Immigrant Families: Catholic Charities in the News

City Council members were told Thursday that 350 migrant children taken from their parents at the border were sent to the New York area, but that only 12 have been reunited with their families, all of them under the age of 5.

"Clarity is missing, process is missing and transparency is missing," said Mario Russell, Director of Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services.  

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Catholic monsignor laments Trump’s reunification process.

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of New York, criticized how the federal government has handled immigration enforcement during testimony at New York City Hall on Thursday.

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Nonprofits update New York City Council on migrant child separations

Problems with city procurements came up at the July 12 hearing. About half of two dozen children under age five have been reunited with their families, while about 300 older kids remain throughout the city with a July 26 court deadline for their reunification looming, according to Catholic Charities. 

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Trump Administration Says All Eligible Young Migrant Children Have Been Reunited

Authorities now turn to the more than 2,000 older minors who remain apart from their relatives. Msgr. Sullivn called the separations and reunifications an "angry, frustrating, unacceptable situation."

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