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Guatemalan Mother Deported From US Without Her Son

Lourdes de León stares at the toys of her 6-year-old son. They are a reminder that Leo Giancarlo de León López is far away. He is in New York, but she was deported back to her native Guatemala in early June. More than a month later, mother and son are still apart. De Leon surrendered her son in mid-May to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after being caught in Arizona, where she had hoped to seek asylum following a long journey from Guatemala. “I am aware...

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