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The AP reports: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption


  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the lasting ramifications of the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that separated more than 2,000 children from their parents.




The Associated Press reports that deported parents may lose their children to adoption. This comes after a report was released by the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog on the Trump administration’s border crackdown this spring. It found that US Border officials separated children too young to speak from their families with no form of identification, held minors in holding cells beyond the legal time limit, and never created a database that was supposed to help reunite separated families. What will it take to reunite children with their families?



Oscar Chacon, co‐founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, an umbrella of immigrant‐led and immigrant serving organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life of Latino immigrant communities in the US and peoples throughout the Americas


Andrés Cediel, documentary filmmaker, Professor of Visual Journalism at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, and writer and producer of Trafficked in America


Web Resources:

Washington Post: Trump’s family separation policy was flawed from the start, watchdog review says

The Associated Press: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption

PBS NewsHour: For 7 weeks, Sofi begged to go home. Now reunited, her journey isn’t over

LA Times: In mountains of Guatemala, searching for parents deported from U.S. without children

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.