David Xol-Cholom of Guatemala hugs his son Byron at LAX as they reunite after being separated for over a year.
“It is unclear the extent to which Border Patrol has accurate records of separated family unit members in its data system,” the report states.
The GAO also found that Border Patrol agents inconsistently recorded information about the reasons for and circumstances surrounding family separations on required forms.
Border Patrol officials said data-entry errors may have been the result of the demands agents faced amid an increase in families they apprehended.
The Trump administration’s efforts to reunite families were hindered due to its lack of accurate and systemic records.

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