Some Immigrant Families in Washington State Still Separated
OLYMPIA, WA – July 27, 2018
Some immigrant families in Washington state are still separated, with parents not having been reunited with their children, despite the fact that the deadline for reunification is already over, local media reports.
As of Thursday, for example, NWIRP (Northwest Immigrants Rights Project) had received no word of reunifications for 13 of 24 parents sent to Texas, according to the legal organization’s executive director, Jorge Barón.
Among those parents are Ibis Obeida Guzman Colindres, a Honduran mom denied bond by an immigration judge at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. She has a 5-year-old son. “It’s been a month and I haven’t heard my son’s voice,” she said back in June. It’s now more than a month later.
The issue of immigrant families being torn apart is one that has raised the concern of millions all across the country.