As Reunification Deadline Approaches, One Migrant Family Wonders When They’ll See Their Daughter

A father is being detained in west Texas. His nine-year-old daughter is in New York.

By NguyenJuly 12, 2018 7:38 am, ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

The looming deadline to reunify parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border is approaching quickly. A federal judge in California ordered the Trump administration to finish reuniting families before the end of this month, but it’s still unclear exactly how the government will accomplish this. Agencies are scrambling to comply — a task complicated by each case’s unique challenges.

Among those waiting to be reunited are Amalia – a nine-year-old Guatemalan girl – and her father. She’s in New York while he’s being detained thousands of miles away, in the west Texas town of Sierra Blanca.

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