A Mexican woman has been reunited with her two U.S. citizen children after the three attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border together to call for authorities to end their separation. Mirna Lazcano has been unable to return to her husband and children in New York since returning to Mexico in 2013. When she attempted to re-enter the United States through the Arizona desert, she was captured and deported. This week, Lazcano’s children came to join her in Mexico as she traveled with the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice, a group that has traveled through Central America and Mexico calling for an end to the war on drugs. Lazcano spoke out after reuniting with her daughters in Mexico.
Mirna Lazcano: "I thank God that I have my daughters here, that I can touch them now. And I thank all of you who have helped to bring my daughters here at this time. And I also want to announce that they are going to join the caravan starting today, and they are going to accompany me to El Paso tomorrow, until I turn myself in to immigration."
On Thursday, with a daughter on each hand, Lazcano turned herself in to immigration authorities in Laredo, Texas. She was later released from custody and reunited with her daughters.