Mother falls apart after reuniting with son who was taken from her at the border 1 month prior
One woman breaks down in the airport after being reunited with her son after the two were separated at the U.S. border over one month prior.
Controversial immigration measures and the subsequent splitting of families have stopped after President Trump signed an executive order on June 20, resulting in a touching reunion between one mother and her 7-year-old son.
Sobs echo through the halls of Baltimore Washington International airport on June 22 as 38-year-old Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia held her son, Darwin, for the first time since they were separated in an Arizona holding facility in May.
Beata cried “I love you,” in Spanish as she wrapped her arms around the son she spent so much time and effort trying to get back.
A few days prior to the reunion, the Guatemalan mother filed a lawsuit against “several government agencies and top Trump administration officials to get Darwin back,” CNN reported.
On June 21, the day before Darwin and Beata were reunited, lawyers announced they’d come to an agreement right only minutes before the case’s trial started.
The following day, in the middle of gate C14, Darwin was returned to Beata, and their loving reunion spread all across the internet.
A big thank you to the Trump administration for allowing this mother and son to be reunited. Hopefully, more families can share in the joy of unity.
Watch the touching reunion in the videos below:
Emotional scenes as migrant mother and son from Guatemala, who were separated crossing the U.S. border, are finally reunited at BWI Airport in Maryland after a month apart. https://abcn.ws/2yzgbid
Posted by ABC News on Friday, June 22, 2018
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