The nonprofit that is housing many of the young immigrant children being reunited with parents around the country says the kids are excited to be on their way to their families.
Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez says the group's staff came in early and "made sure every backpack was full and every child got a hug and a goodbye."
The government is under a court-ordered Tuesday deadline to reunify children under the age of 5 with their parents Tuesday. More than 50 of these reunions are happening, but hundreds remain separated from their families as a result of President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy.
Southwest Key is based in Texas and operates across the country.