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The Trauma Continues For Migrant Children After Reunification

It's been five days since the Trump administration missed a court-imposed deadline to reunite more than 100 young children with their parents. Only half of the kids, 5-years-old and under, are back with the families they were separated from at the southern border. That's in addition to more than 2,500 older kids — many just 7, 8 and 9-years-old — whom a federal judge says must be reunited with their parents in the next 10 days, rejecting the administration's request for more time. For the families that have been reunited, while parents are crying tears of joy and grinning from ear-to-ear, you can tell by the looks on many of their children’s faces, that this isn't something they'll get over anytime soon. So, how are they coping? And what's next for those families still separated?

Jim Braude was joined by Oren Sellstrom, litigation director at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, and attorney Jeff Goldman, both of whom have recently reunited clients with their children taken from them upon arrival in the United States.

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