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Family reunification deadline is tomorrow: We discuss the latest




Protesters rally against the separation of immigrant families in front of a U.S. federal court on July 11, 2018 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Protesters rally against the separation of immigrant families in front of a U.S. federal court on July 11, 2018 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
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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.

Guests:

Kristina Davis, reporter with the San Diego Union Tribune who’s been following the story; she tweets @kristinadavis

Ted Hesson, employment and immigration reporter for POLITICO Pro; he tweets @tedhesson

Alicia A. Caldwell, Los Angeles-based immigration reporter for the Wall Street Journal, who covers immigration, border security; she tweets @acaldwellwsj