A migrant mother saw her disabled son walk into the U.S. Then he disappeared
Mimi Dwyer, Kristina Cooke, & Sofia Menchu, Reuters (September 10, 2020)
When Elida sent her disabled son Gustavo to live in the US, she expected him to be temporarily detained by ICE before ultimately being released to his grandfather in South Carolina. A week later, Elida discovered through Facebook that her son was back in Guatemala. Without her knowledge, he had been sent home alone. Gustavo’s story reflects a pattern of unaccompanied migrant children sent back across the border without their parents’ knowledge of their whereabouts.