The Biden administration is trolling through thousands of records to make sure they have identified all of the children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under Trump. They have found an additional 5,600 previously unreviewed files:
A DHS official said that the review of the files could yield only a few additional confirmed separations on top of the around 5,500 identified through litigation brought by the ACLU, but the first task is fixing misinformation and bad data in the government records w/ @tedhesson
also silly autocorrect! *trawling* through records not trolling ...
Lee Gelernt, the lead ACLU attorney in the family separation litigation, said on Wednesday his organization does not know how many children remain separated from parents, but he believed it was likely more than 1,000. So far Biden's task force has not done any reunifications.

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