Officials say that dozens more “tender age” separated children aren’t immediately eligible to be reunified with their parents.
The Femme Frontera film showcase was featured at San Antonio’s CineFestival, one stop on the group’s nationwide tour.
It will be especially difficult to reunite toddlers with parents who may have been released into the interior U.S. or deported back to their home countries.
Most of the donations have gone toward serving children who have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border.
I am a naturalized U.S. citizen, who after 24 years, earned his right to be a citizen of this country. As a Guatemalan, I see myself in many of these children.
The top federal prosecutor in one of Texas’ busiest border districts has dropped charges against immigrants who arrived with their families.
The first lady “supports family reunification” and wanted to meet separated children for herself, a spokesperson said.
The action comes after days of outcry about families being torn apart. Meanwhile, members of Congress are working on legislation to address the issue.
ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes.
Hundreds rallied in San Antonio to plead that the federal government stop separating immigrant family members at the U.S.-Mexico border.