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Lost in Detention: A Mother-Child Reunion
Mother and son reunite after braving gangs, the desert, and a bureaucratic morass.

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Lilian Cortez awaits her son Ulises at LAX. When she left El Salvador, he was 8. That was seven years ago.
(Courtesy Veronica Villafañe)

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She sees her son.
(Courtesy Veronica Villafañe)

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First hug.
(Courtesy Veronica Villafañe)

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(Courtesy Veronica Villafañe)

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(Courtesy Veronica Villafañe)

Lost in Detention: A Mother-Child Reunion

Mother and son reunite after braving gangs, the desert, and a bureaucratic morass.

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