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US DHS chief: U.S. aims to meet July 26 deadline on migrant kids

19:41  19 july  2018
19:41  19 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

'Tent City' for migrant kids to stay open longer than planned

  'Tent City' for migrant kids to stay open longer than planned Rows of tents near the Mexican border will continue to house children for at least a month past its planned July 13 close date, CBS News has learnedThe facility, which includes two rows of bunk bed-lined tents, was opened on June 14 at the Tornillo Port of Entry, about 39 miles south of El Paso. The facility was planed as temporary and was initially slated to be open for 30 days, closing on July 13. The facility is now expected to continue operations at least through Aug. 13, according to Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesperson for HHS' Administration for Children and Families.

(Reuters) - The U . S . Department of Homeland Security is working to meet a court-set deadline to reunify migrant children with their parents next week but would not take shortcuts to do so, the head of the department said on Thursday. "We will do our best" to meet the July 26 deadline

"We're working very hard on doing that," U . S . Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said. "We will do our best" to meet the July 26 deadline , "but we will not cut corners," Nielsen told the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. The families' separation sparked.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to meet a court-set deadline to reunify migrant children with their parents next week but would not take shortcuts to do so, the head of the department said on Thursday.

"We will do our best" to meet the July 26 deadline, "but we will not cut corners," U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by David Alexander)

U.S. to update judge as deadline looms to reunite migrant kids .
<p>The U.S. government will update a federal judge on Tuesday about its efforts to meet a Thursday deadline for reuniting roughly 2,500 immigrant children and parents who were separated by officials as they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.</p>As of Monday, at least 879 parents had been reunited, although 463 may have been deported without their child, making it unclear when those parents will be back with their child, according to a joint court filing by the government and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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