US held 100 more separated children than revealed: report

US held 100 more separated children than revealed: report
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The U.S. government reportedly held 100 more children than previously revealed who were separated from their families as a result of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. 

BuzzFeed reported on Monday that 100 previously unreported minors are now with "sponsors." Those sponsors could include family members, friends, parents already living in the U.S. or a family member who is being deported along with a child. 

The news outlet noted that the children are in addition to the 2,053 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said were still in custody, the 522 who have already been reunited and the 16 who had their scheduled reunifications delayed because of inclement weather. 

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The Trump administration said in an email to BuzzFeed that plans are being put in place to reunite separated families. Those plans stem from the executive order Trump signed last week to end the separations of families who enter the country illegally. 

 

Over the weekend, DHS said it knew the locations of every child separated from their parent at the border. But it didn't provide a clear outline for how it intends to reunite those families. 

In addition to DHS's efforts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created a task force to reunite families that have been separated.

The plans from DHS and HHS come after Trump faced backlash from Republican and Democratic lawmakers to end the separations. Despite signing the order to stop them, Trump has continued to voice his frustrations with the country's immigration system.

On Sunday, he tweeted, "We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came."

Updated at 10:43 a.m.