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These Emotional Pictures Show Families Reunited After Being Separated At The US–Mexico Border

On Thursday at 6 p.m. ET, the Trump administration faces a court-imposed deadline to reunify all immigrant families who were detained and separated at the US–Mexico border. While nearly 900 families will not be reunited for various reasons, these pictures show the emotional reunions of those who were able to see their loved ones once more.

Posted on July 26, 2018, at 5:08 p.m. ET

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Guatemalan asylum-seeker Hermelindo Che Coc cries as he reunites with his 6-year-old son, Jefferson Che Pop, in the Los Angeles area on July 14. The father and son were separated at the US–Mexico border and were apart for nearly two months.

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Natalia Oliveira da Silva and her daughter, Sara, 5, hug as they wait at a Catholic Charities facility on July 23, in San Antonio. Since their separation in late May, the girl had been at a shelter for immigrant children in Chicago, while Oliveira was taken to various facilities across Texas.

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A father wears an ankle bracelet as he is cared for in an Annunciation House facility after being reunited with his son on July 25 in El Paso, Texas.

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Ildra Medreano tries to hold back tears as she sits with her son Kenneth, foreground, at a Catholic Charities facility not long after they were reunited on July 23, in San Antonio.

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Gerarado Reconco Lara, center, an immigrant from Honduras, holds hands with his children, Maria, 6, and Gerardo, 8, as they arrive at a Catholic Charities facility on July 23, in San Antonio. The group was reunited late Sunday night.

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Edvin Cazun, of Guatemala, hugs his son Samuel at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, as they reunite after being separated about a month ago at the southern border after they crossed the Rio Grande into the United States, on July 23, in Hebron, Kentucky.

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Jennifer Maradiaga holds her daughter, Mia, 1, after they and other family members were reunited on July 23, in San Antonio. The children had been taken to a shelter in Arizona shortly after they had tried to cross the Rio Grande about two months earlier. Jennifer Maradiaga said Mia was still breastfeeding at the time they crossed and she was taken away.

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A man, identified only as Renan, spends time with his son, Nathan, 11, as they are cared for in an Annunciation House facility after they were reunited with each other on July 25, in El Paso, Texas.

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Isabela, an asylum-seeker from El Salvador, holds her 17-year-old daughter, Dayana's hand as they walk in a park, several days after they were reunited following their separation at the US–Mexico border, in Brentwood, Maryland, on July 25.

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A man, identified only as Carlos, hugs his son, Esli, 14, after they were reunited with each other on July 25, in El Paso, Texas.

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A man, identified only as Leon, spends time with his daughter Anaveli, 11, as they are cared for in an Annunciation House facility after they were reunited with each other on July 25 in El Paso, Texas. Leon and Anaveli, originally from Guatemala, were reunited at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center about two months after the two were separated when they tried to cross into the United States.

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Immigrants recently released and reunited with family arrive at a Catholic Charities facility on July 23, in San Antonio.

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Javier, a 30-year-old from Honduras, holds his 4-year-old son, William, after they were reunited on July 11.

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Walter Armando Jimenez Melendez, an asylum-seeker from El Salvador, arrives with his 4-year-old son, Jeremy, at La Posada Providencia shelter in San Benito, shortly after he said they were reunited following separation since late May.

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Ever Reyes Mejia, of Honduras, carries his son to a vehicle after being reunited and released by ICE in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on July 13.

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Dunia, an asylum-seeker from Honduras, is reunited with her 5-year-old son, Wilman, at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville, Texas, on July 20.

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Three-year-old Jose Jr., from Honduras, is helped by a representative of the Southern Poverty Law Center as he is reunited with his father on July 10, in Phoenix.


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