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Congressmen Learn More About Undocumented Child Shipped to CT



    Groton Nonprofit Still Caring for Migrant Child Separated from Parents

    Noank Community Support Services, a Groton nonprofit, is currently caring for a child separated from their parent due to the Trump Administration’s 'zero tolerance' border policy on families crossing the border illegally.

    (Published Friday, June 29, 2018)

    An undocumented child separated from a parent is getting care here in Connecticut.

    Today lawmakers visited with the people in charge of that facility in Groton.

    Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, along with Congressman Joe Courtney, went to Noank Community Support Services.

    They were hoping to meet the child there who was separated from a parent as a result of President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.

    At the last minute they were told that could not take place. They still learned a lot about how the child separated at the border is doing and how this agency is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reunite him or her with family.

    Regina Moller with Noank Community Support Services said “There’s been further conversations with both parents of the child. and we’re certainly working in advancing how we get them reunified with a parent or family.”

    Moller added it will take hours more of conversations to get the child reunited with relatives.

    All the members of the Congressional delegation who visited Moller expressed frustration with what they call the “snail’s pace” the federal government is maintaining when it comes to getting these minors back with loved ones.

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