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'Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18

'Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18Thousands more children were forcibly separated from their parents after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border from 2017-2018 than originally admitted by President Donald Trump’s administration, an official report said Thursday. The inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which was given responsibility for the children, said the total number separated under the administration’s “zero-tolerance policy” toward illegal immigrants remains unknown.



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HHS IG: Thousands More Migrant Children May Have Been Separated from Parents

HHS IG: Thousands More Migrant Children May Have Been Separated from Parents“It is not yet clear whether [HHS’s] recent changes are sufficient to ensure consistent and accurate data about separated children, and the lack of detail in information received from [immigration authorities] continues to pose challenges,” the report said.



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Time Person of the Year 2018: Shortlist includes Trump, Putin, Khashoggi and separated migrant families

Time Person of the Year 2018: Shortlist includes Trump, Putin, Khashoggi and separated migrant familiesFamilies separated at the border between the United States and Mexico are among the shortlist of finalists for Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year. Recent selections have included the Silence Breakers of the #MeToo movement and Donald Trump. This year’s shortlist also features the US president, along with Russian president Vladimir Putin and special counsel Robert Mueller, who was a runner up for last year’s title, and is looking at Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.



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Squirrels separated by vets after tails become entangled with strips of plastic waste

Squirrels separated by vets after tails become entangled with strips of plastic wasteFive young squirrels in Wisconsin are recovering from a procedure to separate them, after their tails became entangled in a “Gordian knot” with strips of plastic. The animals were found by a passerby, hopelessly struggling to separate themselves. It is believed that they tied themselves together in the nest, getting caught up in strands of grass and plastic that their parents had used to create their home. The authorities were alerted, and the squirrels taken to the wildlife rehabilitation center at the Wisconsin humane society, where veterinarians found the animals to be “unruly” and “nippy”. “You can imagine how wiggly and unruly (and nippy!) this frightened, distressed ball of squirrelly energy was,” the centre wrote on its Facebook page.  “Our first step was to anaesthetise all five of them at the same time.” The squirrels, after the procedure to separate them Credit: Wisconsin humane society Vets then began unravelling what they called a “Gordian Knot” – a reference to the legend of Phrygian Gordium, associated with Alexander the Great - of tightly tangled tails and nest material. All of the squirrels sustained some degree of tissue damage to their tails, but after around 20 minutes of snipping with scissors they were freed. “Now, one day later, they are all bright-eyed, and three of the five are ‘bushy-tailed’,” the centre said. “But we’ll need to monitor all of them for a couple of days to watch for tail necrosis caused by impaired blood flow.”



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US government accused of 'devastating damage' to families separated at border

US government accused of 'devastating damage' to families separated at borderChildren who won’t leave their parents’ side. Parents tormenting themselves every night for not having been able to stop their children being torn away by border patrol agents. This is what’s left behind months after the Trump administration cancelled its family separation policy, which saw the US government separate more than 2,300 children from their parents at the US border with Mexico.



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Migrant families separated by U.S. are refusing reunification over dangers: ACLU

Migrant families separated by U.S. are refusing reunification over dangers: ACLU“We’ve had very difficult conversations with the parents this week,” Lee Gelernt of the ACLU told a federal judge in San Diego. Gelernt told the court that he had spent time over the past week in Guatemala trying to locate parents of some of the roughly 300 children in U.S. care and found about two-thirds were refusing to have their child returned to them. Gelernt said parents who refused to be reunited tended to have older children who could be recruited by violent gangs if they returned home.



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Nearly 500 Children Separated At Border From Parents Are Still In Government Shelters

Nearly 500 Children Separated At Border From Parents Are Still In Government SheltersThe news comes five weeks after the U.S. government failed to meet a federal judge's deadline.



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Families Separated Since Korean War Reunite In North Korea

Families Separated Since Korean War Reunite In North KoreaFamilies divided during the Korean War tearfully reunited for the first time



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565 Migrant Children Remain Separated From Families 3 Weeks Past Judge's Deadline

565 Migrant Children Remain Separated From Families 3 Weeks Past Judge's DeadlineOnly a small fraction of the nearly 600 migrant children reported to still be



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Immigrant Dads Say ICE Separated Them From Their Kids Again With No Explanation

Immigrant Dads Say ICE Separated Them From Their Kids Again With No ExplanationSixteen migrant fathers who had previously been separated from and then



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