US says all eligible youngest children, families reunited


By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents. But it says 46 children under 5 weren't reunited with their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other issues.

The administration said in a statement that 57 children were reunified as of Thursday morning.

The government missed a federal judge's initial deadline of Tuesday to have all children under 5 reunited with parents.

The administration has until July 26 to reunite about 2,000 older children.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of a woman who was separated from her child. It said it was reviewing the government statement and would comment later.

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