Thousands of Families Separated
- Client name(s):
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Family Reunification Task Force
- Partner name(s):
- TechFlow, Eighty2degrees
- Delivery Date:
- September, 2021
Parents were separated from their children at the US-Mexico border without a plan for reunification.
From 2017 to 2021, thousands of families were separated by the US government at the US-Mexico border under the Zero Tolerance immigration policy without a clear path for how to bring these families back together. The Biden administration sought to repair this humanitarian crisis by creating the Family Reunification Taskforce. The Task Force’s goal is to devise and facilitate a process through which qualifying separated parents, legal guardians, or children could register and receive assistance to locate and reunite with their family members in the United States.
Coforma developed together.gov, a multi-language working site and application form that will enable separated families to begin the process of finding and reuniting with one another, and receive support along the way.