Immigrant parents separated from kids released from detention

Immigrant parents separated from kids released from detention
© Getty

Thirty-two immigrant parents separated from their children were released from a detention center on Sunday into the care of a Texas charity, the group Annunciations House told The Associated Press.

Ruben Garcia, the El Paso, Texas, group's director, told the AP that federal authorities had withdrawn charges of illegal entry for the parents.

It’s believed to be the largest release since President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE signed an executive order last week ending the policy of separating immigrant families at the border.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not immediately comment to the AP.


The Department of Homeland Security said over the weekend that it knew the location of all of the children who had been separated from their families.

Customs and Border Patrol also said it had reunited 522 children with their parents.

At least 2,053 children who were separated from their families at the border were being housed in centers run by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a fact sheet released by the Trump administration on Saturday.