In Slate, Catherine Weiss discusses the lack of information available to legal service providers and child advocates trying to obtain even basic facts surrounding the separation of immigrant children they represent. The article refers to Weiss’s survey of four child advocates and 63 legal service providers that found, in 68 percent of cases, that staff in children’s shelters under contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement did not provide any information about a child’s separated parents. Similarly, in the great majority of cases, shelter staff failed to provide information to legal service providers about parents’ contact information or location or even the basis for the family separation. As an example of the government’s exasperating lack of detail about (much less justification for) certain family separations, Weiss cites the example of a family with whom she was working where the government’s reported reason for separating the family was simply, “Father was separated from daughter.”