Vigil Calls for Immigrant Families to be Reunited

An interfaith group gathered at the federal courthouse in Hartford Thursday to pray for the children who were separated from their parents at the southern border.

NBC News reports earlier this week the Trump Administration said it would meet today’s court-ordered deadline to reunite children with about 16-hundred parents deemed eligible.

But there are still hundreds of other families that still will be separated because the parents either have not been found or are not eligible because of various concerns.

Activists say they outraged over the entire ordeal.

“This doesn’t represent the beauty of America. This doesn’t represent the diversity, the fact that immigrants, waves of immigrants made this nation what it is today. And this is totally antithetical to what we want from our nation,” said Reza Mansoor, president of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford.

As NBC Investigates was first to report - two separated children were brought to Connecticut.

Last week those families were reunited, but not before their legal team sued the federal government. 

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