Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced Monday that the Biden administration will “explore lawful pathways” to allow migrant families separated by the Trump administration the option of being reunified either in the U.S. or their county of origin.
“This is not only an all-of-government but an all-of-society effort to do what is right,” Mayorkas said in a White House press briefing Monday. “We are hoping to reunite the families either here or in their country of origin. We hope to be in a position to give them the election and if in fact they seek to reunite here in the United States, we will explore lawful pathways for them to remain in the United States and to address the family needs.”
Earlier this month, President Biden signed an executive order creating a task force to reunite the remaining separated families