Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

Attorney: 3 separated immigrant children still in Kansas

Legislators and child welfare advocates inspect Topeka facility

June 28, 2018 - 4:57 am

Former U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says three immigrant children who were separated from their parents at the border are still in the care of a Kansas nonprofit working under contract with the federal government.

Grissom said he met Wednesday with the director of the non-profit The Villages Inc. along with Kansas child welfare officials and some legislators. Grissom had assembled a team of lawyers to provide legal services to the children after reports that separated immigrant children had been brought to Kansas.

The group was told 10 or fewer children detained in Kansas had been separated at the border and all but three had been reunited with their families. Those efforts continue for the remaining children.

Grissom says all the children had family contact information and other legal representation.

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