So far, much of the burden of finding families has been on nonprofits and lawyers like Dora Melara, who often start with very little information and have to rely on the kindness of strangers to track people down.
Since 2017, more than 5,500 children have been separated due to Trump administration policies — and thousands still remain in limbo. Biden has said that on his first day in office, he’ll create a federal task force to reunite separated families.
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