Family Reunification Task Force
A Message from Family Reunification Task Force Executive Director Michelle Brané
On Monday September 13, 2021, the President Biden’s Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families (Task Force) launched a registration website to help parents who were separated by the prior Administration reunite with their children. President Biden established an Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families (Task Force) to identify and reunite certain families who were separated by the United States (U.S.) government between January 20, 2017 and January 20, 2021. The Task Force has established a process to bring separated family members back to the United States to reunite with their children and receive support services.
Starting September 13th, individuals, or their representatives, can self-register online as potentially qualified for reunification with Task Force support.
You may qualify for U.S. government support with your family reunification if you are either:
- A parent or legal guardian who was separated under U.S. immigration laws, including through the use of the Zero Tolerance policy, from their child by the U.S. government at the U.S.-Mexico border; or
- A child who was separated under U.S. immigration laws, including through the use of the Zero Tolerance policy, from their parent or legal guardian by the U.S. government at the U.S.-Mexico border.
- The separation occurred between January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021.
If the Task Force determines you are qualified for government support, you will be referred to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) who will help you with the reunification process.
Referred individuals may file with the U.S. government for the following benefits:
- Return to the U.S.;
- Live in the U.S. for three years under humanitarian parole;
- Apply for U.S. work authorization;
- Receive counseling and other services to help ensure a successful reunification; and
- Receive travel and support services without charge.
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security