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Migrant Parents Separated from Children Return to US, Plead to be Reunited


7Dnews London

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 12:16 GMT

Some 50 migrants whom were separated from their children last year by the US authorities when they crossed the Mexican border, entered the US again on Saturday March 2nd, asking both for refuge, and to be reunited with their children, according to Reuters.

The migrants entered the US at the international border crossing from Mexicali, Mexico into Calexico, California. They were met by agents from the US customs and border patrol (CBP). 

It was apparent that parents were nervous as they crossed, some with children and carrying luggage, according to Reuters witness, and elaborated that they brought their lawyers along from the immigration advocacy group, Al Otro Lado, (on the other side).  

"WE DID IT!!!! All of the parents are being processed by @CBP!!!! Thank you to the professional and humane officers who accepted them today and to everyone who came out to support," Al Otro Lado said on Twitter. 

In a glimmer of hope, these families who returned back to Mexico with help from Al Otro Lado, hoped to present their cases to the US authorities to influence them to be reunited with their children.  

The separations took place because of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, where thousands of children from migrant parents who crossed from Mexico in to the US, ended up in camps apart from their parents. This move attracted universal condemnation both nationally and internationally. 

Such camps are detention camps, and some children were later sent to foster homes, or to live with relatives.  

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