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ICE Gives Parents Two Options: Leave With or Without Kids

The Trump administration is giving parents with final orders of removal two options: either leave the country with their children or leave their children in U.S. custody, NBC News reports. A form titled “Separated Parent’s Removal Form” from Immigration Customs and Enforcement instructs immigration officials to outline the two options for parents who have received final orders of removal. It reads that the parent must agree to reunite with their children “for the purpose of repatriation” of their country of citizenship or agree to return to their country “without [their] minor children” to “remain in the United States to pursue available claims of relief.” The president signed a June 20th executive order reversing his decision to separate children and families along the southern border under a zero-tolerance policy. The administration has since stopped separating families and is now holding families together in detention.