The Trump administration may have deported 463 migrant parents while their children remain in United States shelters, according to a progress report lawyers provided to a U.S. district judge on Monday.
Judge Dana Sabraw, who had previously ordered immigration authorities to reunite families separated at the border under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, had also asked for this update. The report, which comes from Department of Justice lawyers, says that 463 parents are no longer in the U.S. and their cases are "under review." But the number is not an exact count of immigrant parents who have been deported, according to reporting from the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
The administration is supposed to reunite more than 2,500 children with their parents by July 26th, according to Sabraw's orders. Officials are expected to accomplish at least half of those reunifications by deadline, the Washington Post reports.