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Esmeralda Bermudez

Esmeralda Bermudez writes about the lives of Latinos for the Los Angeles Times. She was born in El Salvador, raised in Whittier and graduated from the University of Southern California. Before joining The Times in 2008, Bermudez worked at the Oregonian in Portland, covering city government and immigration.
As reunification deadline arrives, fear and uncertainty persist for many migrant families

Thursday was the deadline for the government to reunite more than 2,500 children separated from their parents after crossing the border illegally. But government officials say they have been unable to locate many parents, and hundreds of others have been deported without their children.

Hundreds of children remain separated from migrant parents as deadline looms

With just hours left on a court-imposed deadline to reunify migrant families who were separated after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, government officials on Thursday said they had reunited 1,442 children with their parents.

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