Guatemalan Immigrant Mother Reunites with Daughter After 55 Days

HeadlineJul 06, 2018
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Meanwhile, at Boston’s Logan Airport, Guatemalan immigrant Angelica Gonzalez-Garcia was reunited with her 8-year-old daughter Thursday, nearly two months after the girl was taken from her mother at an Arizona detention center.

Angelica Gonzalez-Garcia: “I do not have words to express the happiness that my heart feels … because the whole of my life is here today with me, the most beautiful thing that I have received in my life.”

Gonzalez-Garcia says an immigration agent wished her a “Happy Mother’s Day” before her daughter was taken from her without explanation and housed in a Texas detention center. Gonzalez-Garcia is seeking asylum in the U.S. after fleeing severe domestic violence in Guatemala, but faces an uphill struggle, after the Trump administration said it would no longer consider asylum claims on the basis of domestic abuse.

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