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While The President's new executive order may temporarily stop some of the child separations of those seeking asylum in this country, it is clear it will not stop all of them ("Dozens Turn Out to Protest Child Detention Immigration Policies," posted June 22). Nor is there any assurance that all of the children already separated will ever be reunited with their parents, many of whom have already been deported back to the countries (mostly in Central America) from which they fled. 

The U.S government does assign a number to each child at the time of separation. As far as I know, they are not yet tattooing these numbers on their forearms.

Richard Salzman, Arcata


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