A lot of people raised howls of protests at the tougher immigration policies that had been instituted by the Trump administration. Many pointed at the practice of separating children from their parents as particularly inhumane.
Following enormous public pressure that even included First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 20 that stopped the practice of splitting families at the border.
Against that backdrop, one Guatemalan mother, for her part, fought for the rights to be reunited with her own 7-year-old son. They were separated at the border a month before the woman’s petition.
The woman, 38-year-old Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, was finally reunited with her son on June 22. Her joyful sobs could be heard echoing on the concourse of Baltimore Washington International Airport as she held her son for the first time since being separated in an Arizona holding facility the previous month.
Beata exclaimed “I love you,” in Spanish as she fiercely hugged her son, Darwin.
Just days before, Beata had filed a lawsuit against “several government agencies and top Trump administration officials to get Darwin back,” according to CNN.
On June 21, just a day before the mother was reunited with her son, lawyers had announced that a few minutes into the start of the trial, they had already come to an agreement.
And that brought Darwin to gate C14 where the tearful reunion between Beata and Darwin captured the hearts of the people.
Watch the reunion in the video below.
While the Trump administration fumbled on this immigration issue, at least they managed to do the right thing this time. Hopefully, this happy scene can be repeated for all those families who were separated.
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