Hurry reunions of migrant kin, judge tells U.S.

On deadline day, 38 children put on track to see parents

Posted: July 11, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

The Revs. Tom Carey (left), David Farley and Matthias Peterson-Brandt (right) pray over Hermelindo Che Coc of Guatemala before a required check-in with immigration officials Tuesday in Los Angeles. Che Coc said he and his 6-year-old son were split up after crossing into Texas in May. He said his son, who was sent to a shelter in New York, feared he was dead.

Facing a legal deadline to return young migrant children to their parents after their separations at the border, federal officials on Tuesday said they had reunited four families, with an additional 34 reunions scheduled before the end of the day.

Ever Reyes Mejia hugs his 3-year-old son after they were reunited Tuesday at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Grand Rapids, Mic...

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