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>> The US government struggling to reunite immigrant families just a day before a crucial deadline. According to a justice department lawyer, only about half of the 102 children under age five will be back with their parents by a court ordered deadline of Tuesday. And that's just a fraction of the more than 2,000 children who are still under government care after they were forcibly separated from their families at the border under the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy.
Reuters' correspondent Tom Hals is on the story.>> The problem is difficult because there's a lot of different government agencies involved. Children in the care of the Health and Human Services. Parents are in the care of the Department of Homeland Security. And in addition, the government says there's a lot of different regulations about how they can handle children and place them in the care of parents, to make sure they comply with various laws about human trafficking,
>> The judge in the San Diego case is also asking government attorneys for an update by Tuesday morning on which cases will require more time. Despite the scramble to reunite families, immigration advocates say the children should've never been separated from their parents in the first place. While protestors continue to mount pressure on the Trump administration, staging protests outside immigrations and customs enforcement offices nationwide.