Family Separation: What’s Happening Now

Drawing by a man detained in Cibola County Correctional Center of one of his fellow detained migrants, who had been separated from his daughter.

Over the last several months, many of you watched in horror as ICE and Border Patrol separated thousands of immigrant children from their parents. Thanks to the hard work, tireless advocacy, and incredible support of immigrant communities and their allies all over the country, the administration has been ordered to reunite separated families, and many of those families have indeed been released.

However, even though the media frenzy we saw over the summer has died down, this issue is far from resolved.

Here are the key points you need to know about the current status of family separation: