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Young girl walking on lawn, holding teddy bears
Maria, who turned 7 in April, arrived in the US from Guatemala with her mother in August 2017. They were separated at the southern border as a part of a pilot program to prosecute and criminally charge every adult who arrives between checkpoints. That program has since become standard policy for immigration agencies.
Credit: Barbara P. Fernandez/PRI