President Joe Biden plans to announce on Tuesday "his launch of a task force on reunifying families and youngsters . Something that he's personally committed to, his wife Dr Biden is personally committed to and invested in," said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
The task force are going to be under the command of Alejandro Mayorkas, who is thanks to be confirmed by the Senate as head of the Department for Homeland Security on Monday, she added.
Jill Biden, 69, features a doctorate in education and plans to stay teaching at a university on the brink of Washington while her husband is president.
In December, she visited a migrant camp in Mexico, on the brink of the border with Texas. "We are a welcoming nation, but that's not the message that we're sending at the border," she said at the time.
Her tone was in marked contrast together with her predecessor Melania Trump, who in 2018 visited children who had been locked up by her husband's policy of "zero tolerance" at the border and who wore a jacket with the brand , "I really don't care, do u?"Trump's government separated many migrant families, with very young children being removed from their parents, a number of whom were then deported.
The plight of the youngsters , taken from their parents and locked in detention centers, provoked such an outcry, even from some within the ranks of Trump's own Republican Party , that he was forced to backpedal. A judge later ordered that the families be reunited.
Authorities identified quite 2,700 children who needed to be reunited with their parents.But the oldsters of 611 children have yet to be located, consistent with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Most of the oldsters who were deported remain stuck in their country of origin, the ACLU has said, calling on the us government to permit them to legally return to the United States.