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ICE designates special facility and policies for reunification and removal of separated families

  1. Date Announced

    June 23, 2018

    ICE has designated the Port Isabel Service Processing Center (TX) as the primary family reunification and removal center. ICE has posted information in all of its facilities advising detained parents who are trying to locate or contact a child in the custody of HHS to call the Detention Reporting and Information Line for assistance. ICE and HHS will coordinate a review of their custodial data to identify where each child is located, verify the parent/child relationship, and set up regular communication and removal coordination, if necessary. [ID #337]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 23, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    June 24, 2018

    Later reports question whether reunifications are actually taking place and the adequacy of the Port Isabel facility for holding children.

    Sen. Warren visits detention center, says no children being returned to parents there

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