3 undocumented fathers reunited with their kids in El Paso after being separated
Immigrant parents are speaking out Wednesday after being separated from their children.
Three fathers were reunited with their children Tuesday evening at the Annunciation House in downtown El Paso -- one is three years old.
Three undocumented fathers were reunited with their kids at the Annunciation House in El Paso, late Tuesday night after being separated due to the Zero Tolerance Policy by president's Trump administration.
The Annunciation House was notified by ICE about the reunion at 6:15 p.m.
The three fathers, each with one child, have children of ages 4 and under.
The three children were in an ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) facility in El Paso.
The three dads were detained in ICE facilities.
According to Ruben Garcia, the director of the Annunciation House, he said he thinks the reunification of three fathers with their children was because their kids were under the age of five, which fell under the court order from the judge in San Diego Who set the deadline for July 10 to reunite kids under the age of five with their parents.
Garcia said the parents had already gone through the criminal prosecution.
According to Garcia, they were notified that the three children had been taken to the ICE facility to be reunited with their fathers.
After all the paperwork was done, the Annunciation House was asked by ICE if they would house them for the night, and they accepted.
The fathers and their children arrived at the Annunciation House at around 8:40 p.m. and will stay there for the next couple of days.
"What I saw was the children very much interacting with their parents," said Garcia. "It was a very cute moment."
It is unknown how long they were separated.
Garcia said they will receive a legal assessment, join other family members in the US, and then await trials.