Magdalena knows where her daughter Maria is, but has no way of reuniting with her. They were separated and Magdalena was deported during the pilot phase of the Trump administration's “zero-tolerance” policy, last August.
The Trump administration has recently implemented a policy of separating migrant children from their parents if they cross the southern border other than at a checkpoint. But they began testing a similar policy a year ago.
Prominent immigrant advocate Ravi Ragbir was detained in New York City, but agents sent him to Florida after saying that they would deport him. A judge told the government to bring him back while his case is being heard.
Magali Torres, who lives in Florida and is originally from Mexico, is closely watching whether Congress and the White House can agree on a path that will allow her to continue to work legally in the US and worry less about deportation.
The story you just read is freely available and accessible to everyone because readers like you support The World financially.
Thank you all for helping us reach our goal of 1,000 donors. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Your donation directly supported the critical reporting you rely on, the consistent reporting you believe in, and the deep reporting you want to ensure survives.