Traumatized Children Separated from Families at U.S.-Mexico Border

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On June 13, 2018, Honduran asylum-seeker Anita and her five-year-old son, Jenri, were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Thanks to a pro bono lawyer, Jodi Goodwin, who aggressively advocates for their release from respective ICE detention centers, Anita and Jenri are reunified after a month apart. But the damage has been done. The Separated, a new documentary from The Atlantic, is an intimate window into the chaos and trauma caused by the separation. “You don’t love me anymore,” Jenri says to Anita after they arrive at a temporary shelter. “You’re not my mom anymore.”

For more reporting from the border, read “Nine Days of Agony” and watch “Kids Describe the Fear of Separation at the Border.”

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