In El Paso, Immigrants Reunited With Their Small Children Tell Their Stories of Detention, Separation, and Release

After enduring a journey of more than one thousand miles with his four-year-old son, the Honduran man arrived at the port of entry in Brownsville and asked immigration officials for asylum, he said. But instead of processing him as a potential refugee who had followed the law regarding his asylum application, immigration agents took the man’s son away from him a day later and placed them in separate detention facilities. The man, whose name is Roger and asked that his last name not be used, grew despondent when separated from his son, also named Roger. Desperate to do something to get his captors’ attention at the Pearsall detention facility in south Texas, he said he slashed his left wrist. “The only way I found I…View Original Post

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