US says all eligible young migrant children reunited with parents Jul 13, 2018 0 269 12345 REUTERSWASHINGTONTHE Trump administration said on Thursday it had reunited all eligible young migrant children with their parents after they had been separated when crossing the US-Mexico border, two days after a court-imposed deadline.But nearly half - 46 of the 103 children under the age of 5 who were placed in government care - remain separated because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other issues, according to the US Department of Homeland Security.The administration had been required late last month by US District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego to reunite families separated under President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy to prosecute all adults entering the country illegally.Those separations occurred between early May and June 20 when Trump signed an executive order halting them. The Republican president had been facing a backlash for the policy, which some critics called a national disgrace. Sabraw on June 26 ordered reunifications for children under age 5 by July 10, and for more than 2,000 older children by July 26.He gave the administration until 3 pm PDT (2200 GMT) Thursday to update him on its progress. The judge issued his order in connection with a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the separations.In a statement, the ACLU criticised the government's failure to meet the July 10 deadline, and said it was deciding what remedies Sabraw should impose."If in fact 57 children have been reunited because of the lawsuit, we could not be more happy for those families," said Lee Gelernt, a lawyer for the civil rights group."But make no mistake about it: the government missed the deadline even for these 57 children," he added. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES UK publishes Brexit plan that sparked rebellion Jul 13, 2018 0 192 UK PM praises 'dearest friend' US as Trump questions Brexit plans Jul 13, 2018 0 222 Trump claims win in NATO spending dispute Jul 13, 2018 0 506 US senators blast Trump on trade, vow to press for change in policy REUTERS WASHINGTON REPUBLICAN and Democratic US senators blasted Trump administration trade policy on Thursday and vowed to press ahead with legislation to give Congress a say in decisions to impose tariffs on .. UK PM wants to host reception for England football team LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May would like to host an event for the English football team after they reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years, her spokeswoman said on Thursday."We would .. Prince Harry, Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men LONDON Britain's Prince Harry and music star Elton John are joining forces to launch a"global coalition" focused on treating HIV infections in men, the singer's AIDS charity said on Thursday. The Elton John .. Brazil's Lula absolved in 1 of 6 pending legal cases Sao Paulo Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was absolved Thursday in one of the six pending legal cases he is facing, all unrelated to the corruption charges that have sent him to prison. Lula has been .. Toronto to deploy 200 cops to address gun violence TORONTO Canada's biggest city will deploy about 200 police officers in response to the recent spate in shootings, Toronto's mayor and police chief said on Thursday, with officials blaming the increase on gang .. Italy minister blocks migrants on ship ROME Dozens of migrants rescued at sea and brought to an Italian port on Thursday cannot disembark, the country's far-right interior minister said, reversing a decision by a fellow minister and opening a rift within .. Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club, but she denies charges WASHINGTON Stormy Daniels, the porn star who has said she had an affair with US President Donald Trump, was arrested while performing at an Ohio strip on Thursday, but the charges were dismissed and her lawyer called the .. Trump describes Putin as a 'competitor', not enemy REUTERS BRUSSELS US President Donald Trump described Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday as a"competitor" rather than an"enemy" and said he expected they would get along well when they hold their first summit next ..