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Lawmakers ask for list of children separated from families

July 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are asking for a list of all children separated from parents under the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy.

They ask for the number of days of separation. They also ask whether officials have successfully contacted parents to notify them of their child’s location and whether the parent has been detained, deported or released. They say the names can be left off.

The letter requesting the information was released Monday by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. It was signed by 10 others and sent to the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services.

The senators also seek a detailed briefing.

More than 2,300 children were taken from their parents at the border under the policy that criminally prosecutes anyone caught crossing illegally. At least 500 were reunited.

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