ICE asking migrant parents whether they want to leave US with or without children: report
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are asking migrants who were previously separated from their children after illegally entering the U.S. whether they want to leave the country with or without being reunited with them.

According to a copy of a government form obtained by NBC News, ICE agents have been instructed to read a form to migrant parents that asks them to choose one of two options: "I am requesting to reunite with my child(ren) for the purpose of repatriation to my country of citizenship” or "I am affirmatively, knowingly, and voluntarily requesting to return to my country of citizenship without my minor child(ren) who I understand will remain in the United States to pursue available claims of relief."


The NBC report arrives as the Trump administration continues to face opposition over its “zero tolerance” immigration policy.  

The controversial policy resulted in the separation of hundreds of migrant families since being implemented by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' Trump's tirades, taunts and threats are damaging our democracy MORE in May.   

Trump ended the separations with an executive order in June. However, many children already separated from their parents or guardians still have not been reunited.

NBC reported asylum law states that immigrants who have been detained should still be permitted to make a claim for asylum, whether or not they were given a deportation order.

Kids in Need of Defense, which provides pro bono legal services to immigrants, suggested to NBC News that ICE is forcing migrant parents to waive their right to asylum by holding their children "hostage."

Updated at 2:15 p.m.