An 18-month-old toddler is going to be reunited with her mother at the San Francisco International Airport Tuesday night after she was separated from her father at the U.S. and Mexico international border about a month ago.
Sindy Flores, 23, and her partner Kevin Ventura-Corrales left Honduras months ago and arrived at the California border in Calexico in late December. Kevin was caring for their daughter Juliet when he was detained due to prior deportation.
Juliet was placed in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and was taken to a shelter for migrant children in Texas while Flores stayed in the U.S. while her asylum request processed.
She said that at times didn’t know where her daughter was.
Flores has two other children, ages 9 and 7, who came across the border with her and all three are staying with family in San Francisco.
She hopes for asylum while Ventura-Corrales continues fighting deportation.
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