> And that he would not be able to see him again.>> According to the Trump administration, more families will be reunited like this on Thurday. An official told Reuters, migrant chidlren under the age of five who are eligible, will be returned to their parents.
But that announcement's being met with skepticism from rights groups who point out the government's already missed the deadline. A federal judge had ordered the administration to reunite those children by Tuesday. These families were separated under Donald Trump's zero tolerance policy. And the government has been shifting it's estimates of the number of children it would reunite.
Ever since coming under pressure to ease up policy a few weeks ago. The struggle to track and match parents with children under five suggests and even bigger problem.>> I think we're gonna be looking at a very different situation with kids five and older.>> The administration might have more difficulties in meeting a July 26th deadline to reunite the remaining 2,000 older children with their parents.
U.S. President Donald Trump is blaming democrats in congress. He took to Twitter on Wednesday, complaining about what he says is a broken immigration system. His administration has said, the delays are due to the time it takes to run background checks, confirm parentage and locate parents released from detention.
But rights advocates blame the governments poor technology, saying the system designed to track the children, just doesn't work.