The Trump administration is facing a Thursday deadline to reunify more than 2,500 immigrant children ages 5 and older who were separated from their families at the border.
The administration said in a court filing earlier this week that 463 parents may not be in the United States. It said those findings are based on case notes and are under review, signaling the number could change.
There have been 1,187 children reunified with their parents or "other appropriate discharges," which include guardians and sponsors, according to Monday's filing.
More than 1,600 parents were considered eligible for reunification, including 217 who have been released into the United States. About 900 more are considered "either not eligible, or not yet known to be eligible, for reunification."
Meanwhile, The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union failed to agree on how much time parents should have to decide whether to seek asylum after they are reunited with their children who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
The administration has a court-appointed deadline of July 10 to reunite children under 5 who were separated at the border with their families.
With files from the Associated Press.
With guest host Libby Denkmann.