During the June 27th ruling, the Judge stated that "Measures were not in place to provide for communication between governmental agencies responsible for detaining parents and those responsible for housing children, or to provide for ready communication between separated parents and children".
During the hearing in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Marisol Orihuela, a Yale professor working on the case, said the plaintiffs want the court to rule to have the children - identified as J.S.R. and V.F.B. - and their parents released immediately.
"Of course, there remains a tremendous amount of hard work and similar obstacles facing our teams in reuniting the remaining families", they added in a joint statement.
In a response to the government's filing, the American Civil Liberties Union, which had filed the lawsuit against the administration over separated migrant families, maintained that it does not believe the government fulfilled its obligation in time.
Of the 46 children, 23 of them are ineligible because their parents have either been deported or are in the custody of the USA government. Despite Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar's assurances that the government was on track to meet the dates laid out in the ruling, subsequent court filings showed that the Trump administration was seeking to push the deadline back.
The United States says all eligible young children separated from their families have been reunited with their parents.
Of the kids under the age of 5 deemed ineligible for reunification, 12 have parents who were already deported by the USA government.
"But until I have both my children with me, I don't know what I will do", she said.
One child has not been matched with a parent, Fabian said. It wasn't clear if he was one of the dozen; no names have been made public. Eleven of those adults had serious criminal histories, the statement said, including "charges or convictions" for child cruelty, kidnapping, murder, human smuggling or domestic violence. Additionally, the location of one child's parent had not been known for over a year.
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Most parents reunited with the youngest children this week were being released from custody on ankle monitoring devices to await immigration hearings.
"Let me be clear: HHS could have transferred every child out of our care to a parent who is now in DHS custody today if we did not take into account child safety or whether the adult is actually the parent", Chris Meekins of Health and Human Services Department said in the call. "They are just using children!" he said.
The judge also threw out policies that called for background checks of other adults in the household, a care plan to be established and home visits - unless officials have specific concerns they can explain and justify.
Soon after the policy was announced, images of children in cages and audio of toddlers crying as they were separated from their parents sparked widespread public outrage, including from the Republican Party and Christian conservatives. The move caused an worldwide uproar.
Trump ended the practice with an executive order last month, but federal officials have struggled since then with how, exactly, to undo its results.
Federal authorities now have two weeks to reunify all detained individuals under the age of 18, according to the federal judge's order. The ICE official said it was because those parents had already paid smugglers and coyotes to get the child to the U.S. Since their parents' criminal proceedings happened quickly, the children and parents were reunited and transferred together to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS said.
On Tuesday, Judge Dana Sabraw had sided with the ACLU on such steps, saying it was the government's "obligation" to reunite families it had separated and that the government should not subject such parents to the same processes that would be required for someone who had not arrived with the child.
His child had stopped talking soon after being taken into government custody.