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17th of July 2018

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US refuses to reunited scores of detained migrant children with parents

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The US government has refused to reunite 46 detained migrant children under the age of five with their parents over concerns for their safety.

Donald Trump’s administration said those youngsters – who represent 50% of the under-fives in custody – had been separated from parents who were violent criminals, or adults who were not their parents at all.

MailOnline reported that 11 adults awaiting reunions had ‘serious criminal histories,’ including convictions for child cruelty, kidnapping, murder, people trafficking and domestic violence.

US government refuses to reunite scores of detained migrant children with parents Immigrant woman and their children pictured last month after crossing the border illegally and being freed under the same ‘catch and release’ scheme that Donald Trump vowed to eliminate (Picture: AFP)

A further seven were ‘determined not to be a parent’ to the youngsters they had been separated from.

Officials claimed one adult abused the child he traveled with, while another adult told of his plans to house a child with a suspected pedophile. The Trump administration said Thursday it had reunited all eligible children and adults.

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Eleven children are in state or federal custody for other reasons, while 12 adults who were separated from children at the border have already been deported.

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President Trump tweeted his thoughts on the issue Wednesday, writing: ‘Democrats in Congress must no longer Obstruct – vote to fix our terrible Immigration Laws now.

‘I am watching what is going on from Europe – it would be soooo simple to fix.

FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2018 file photo, a mother migrating from Honduras holds her 1-year-old child as surrendering to U.S. Border Patrol agents after illegally crossing the border, near McAllen, Texas. As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration, even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and Italy???s refusal to let shipwrecked migrants disembark in its ports illustrate the hardening positions on border control in Washington and European capitals. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) The Trump administration says 46 of the under-fives separated from adults who they illegally crossed the US southern border with will not be reunited (File photo/AP)

‘Judges run the system and illegals and traffickers know how it works. They are just using children!’

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that some young children who have been reunited with their parents no longer recognize them.

Mirce Alba Lopez, 31, said ‘He didn’t recognize me. My joy turned temporarily to sadness,’ as she saw her three year-old son Ederson for the first time in three months on Tuesday.

Milka Pablo was reunited with her three year-old daughter Darly at the same center in Phoenix, Az.

But her little girl tried to wriggle free from her arms when she cuddled her, saying ‘I want Miss. I want Miss,’ as she cried for the social worker who had cared for her.

The court-ordered reunions come as it was revealed detained adult migrants will be re-released from custody and be allowed to stay in the US.

They will wear ankle bracelets to monitor their whereabouts, with the plan mimicking the previous ‘catch and release’ policy that President Trump had vowed to end.

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