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Deported Parent Worries One-year Old Will Have Lasting Trauma

When Rolando last saw his son, Johan, he was an active 11-month old who liked to listen to music and dance. In the run up to their reunion today, after more than four months apart, he was not sure the boy would even recognize him. “We couldn’t see him on his first birthday,” he told me in the San Pedro Sula airport café, awaiting Johan’s flight back to their home country of Honduras. “We can only talk to him via video once a week for twenty minutes. It’s so painful.” Expand Rolando, a Honduran father who was separated from his infant son Johan at the US border, pictured prior to their journey…

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