Remarks Ambassador Laura F. Dogu on Family Reunification Task Force

Hello, I am Laura Dogu, the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras.

Were you separated from your family at the U.S.- Mexico border? Do you need help reuniting with your family? If so, I want to share some very important information with you.

In February 2021, President Biden created the Family Reunification Task Force. It is to identify and reunite families separated under the Zero Tolerance policy at the U.S.- Mexico border between January 20, 2017, and January 20, 2021. The Task Force represents a U.S. government-wide effort to reunite families. To date, the Task Force has reunited nearly 300 families. It is done with the support of IOM, the NGOs Kids in Need of Defense and Justice in Motion, and finally UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. In September 2021, the Task Force launched a new website called On this site, separated families can register to be reunited. Registering is the first step in reuniting your family. The registration process and services are completely free. If you qualify, the IOM will contact you. They will also assist you with the documentation needed to reunite with your family who are in the United States. If you think you qualify or need more information, visit or call (+504)2217-0379.

To register for free, or for any questions, call Kids in Need of Defense at (+504) 2217-0379. I repeat (+504) 2217-0379. The Task Force is here to guide you every step of the way.

Thank you.