Washington — The US government said it still had 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump’s "zero tolerance" immigration policy, and set out its most detailed plans yet on how it would reunite families. The department of homeland security said late on Saturday it had a "well-coordinated" process in place — in the face of criticism from lawyers for parents and children who have said they have seen very little evidence of an organised system. A total of 522 children had already been reunited with parents, the agency added in a factsheet published three days after Trump ended his policy of separating families on the US-Mexico border.

"The US government knows the location of all children in its custody and is working to reunite them with their families," the department said. The new details came after more than two months of confusion over how detained migrant parents, who are shuttled from facility to facility run by differe...

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