Migrant Parents Face Major Obstacles Before They Can Regain Custody Of Their Children

Guatemalan migrant Yeni Gonzalez was reunited with her three children in New York City for the first time since they were separated at the Southwest border. Their reunion was emotional but temporary.
Gonzalez travels in her lawyer's car after being released from detention in Eloy, Ariz. She was reunited with her three children on Tuesday in New York City. Source: Beth Fertig

A week ago, Yeni Gonzalez was in an immigration detention center in Arizona more than 2,000 miles from her children.

On Tuesday, the 29-year-old stood outside the social services agency in New York City where she had just seen her kids for the first time in 45 days, clutching a blue and white lollipop in her hand.

"I feel very

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