Joy and chaos as US reunites migrant families Jul 21, 2018 0 250 12345 ReutersLOS FRESNOS, Texas,Luis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge.But his client - a mother who had been separated from her child by immigration authorities after they crossed the border illegally - was not at the Port Isabel Detention Center. For more than a day, Campos was unable to determine whether she had been released and whether she had been reunited with her child.Campos did not fare much better with his other appointments. Of the five other clients he had been scheduled to meet with that day, four were no longer at Port Isabel, and it was unclear if they had been released or transferred to other facilities."We don't know what their status is except they're no longer in the system,"Campos said."We don't know where people are right now and it's been a struggle to get information."Lawyers and immigrant advocates working in south Texas this week reported widespread disarray as the federal government scrambled to meet a court-imposed deadline of July 26 for reunifying families separated by immigration officials under the Trump administration's"zero tolerance"measures.Half a dozen lawyers Reuters spoke to described struggles to learn of reunification plans in advance and difficulty tracking down clients who were suddenly released or transferred to family detention centers run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).The lawyers said it was often difficult to get through by telephone and that when they did the government employees often knew little about their clients'status or location.ICE officials did not respond to questions about the reunification process in Texas and elsewhere.A government court filing on Thursday said that 364 reunifications had taken place so far. It was unclear from the document, filed as part of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging parent-child separations at the border, exactly how many more were likely.Of more than 2,500 parents identified as potentially eligible to be reunited with their children, 848 have been interviewed and cleared for reunification, government attorneys told the court. Another 91 have been deemed ineligible because of criminal records or for other reasons. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Trump Adm to update court on action to unite families Jul 21, 2018 0 170 17 dead after Missouri boat sinks in storm Jul 21, 2018 0 123 Nicaragua's Ortega says US-backed 'conspiracy' behind unrest Jul 21, 2018 0 138 Robin Williams possessions to go under the hammer in New York New York Art work, film memorabilia and personal items owned by the late actor Robin Williams will go under the hammer in New York this October, more than four years after his death, Sotheby's announced Friday. The .. Brazil lawmakers urged to reject pesticide law Sao Paulo Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on Brazilian lawmakers to reject a proposed law to relax regulations on the use of pesticides as it published a report blaming powerful landowners for the poisoning of .. Peruvians march against graft as judiciary head quits LIMA Peruvians marched in the streets across the Andean country on Thursday, many carrying effigies of rats or vultures, to demand anti-corruption reforms to clean up the country's institutions as the head of the .. Republicans upbeat about November elections despite Trump-Putin uproar Reuters AUSTIN, Texas Republicans at a conference in Texas this week had reason to feel downcast, even panicky as President Donald Trump's meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin provoked broad outrage and .. 'Cohen taped talk with Trump on payment to Playboy model' AFP New York US President Donald Trump was secretly taped by his longtime lawyer discussing payments to a former Playboy model, with whom he allegedly had an affair, and the recording is in FBI hands, The New York Times ..