A federal prosecutor says two immigrant children detained in Connecticut are being reunited with their parents after they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle McConaghy wrote in a court filing the 14-year-old girl from El Salvador and the 9-year-old boy from Honduras will be reunited with their parents Monday. Officials say the parents, who are seeking asylum from violence, are being paroled from federal custody.
A federal judge in Bridgeport ruled Friday that separating the children from their parents was unconstitutional. Another judge has ruled all children 5 and older separated from their families must be reunified with them by July 26. Officials are expediting the Connecticut case.
The children are being detained by a government contractor in Groton.