Honduran consulate officials say they are working closely with the U.S. government to get a 1-year-old boy who was separated from his dad after crossing the border from Mexico back to his home country.

Johan went before an immigration judge last week in a case that sparked international outrage.

An official with the consulate says Johan could be flying home within the next few days. The boy took his first steps at a shelter for immigrant children about two weeks ago.

Johan was granted an order for voluntary departure by a U.S. immigration judge so that authorities can fly him back to Honduras. The immigration judge who oversaw his case last week said he was embarrassed to even ask about what the boy could understand about the proceeding.

Johan and his father arrived in the U.S. in March.