On February 2, the Biden Administration released an Executive Order establishing an interagency task force on the reunification of families. The mission of the task force is to reunite children separated from their families at the United States-Mexico border.
The task force will be chaired by the Secretary of Homeland Security, with Secretaries of State and Health and Human Services serving as vice chairs. The task force will also include the Attorney General and other representatives of the Departments of State, Justice, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security.
The executive order revokes Executive Order 13841 (June 20, 2018), and asserts the task force will identifying all children who were separated from their families at the United States-Mexico border between January 20, 2017, and January 20, 2021, in connection with the operation of the Zero-Tolerance Policy. The order directs the task force to facilitate and enable the reunification of each of the identified children with their families “to the greatest extent possible.”
To learn more about the task force, please follow the link below.
Executive Order on the Establishment of Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families, White House