> A tearful reunion between mother and son. Guatemalan asylum seeker Beata Mejia Mejia finally reunited with her seven year old son Darwin after he was taken from her by immigration authorities in May. Mejia Mejia sued the Trump administration for Darwin's release, and their emotional reunion near Baltimore came overnight Friday after the Justice Department relented.
On Wednesday, after a national outcry, President Trump signed an executive order rescinding the administration's decision to separate parents from their children. The official reason Mejia Mejia and her son were separated is that they didn't make their asylum claim at a port of entry, thereby committing a misdemeanor crime.
Instead, they crossed over near San Luis, Arizona and were taken to a detention center. They were held together at first, but one day Mejia Mejia says agents called out her son's name and then he was gone. Mejia Mejia is now out on bond and has a hearing in August to determine her asylum status.
Darwin is back in his mother's arms, but thousands of other children and their parents are still awaiting their turn with no clarity on when or if it will ever come.