July 13, 2018
The Administration was recently ordered to reunify thousands of migrant and refugee families that were forcibly separated due to the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Reunification efforts, which the government has moved in court to further delay, have important implications for the rights and well-being of separated family members, many of whom are seeking humanitarian protection. The ill-thought policies that forced these families apart, and the trauma inflicted up them, demand a thoughtful and coordinated response to ensure the best interests of these families and their meaningful access to due process and protection. To this end, KIND provides the following recommendations.