Mother Reunited With Daughter After Being Separated At Border

Posted at 9:37 PM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 06:34:05-04

A child separated from her mother at the U.S. Mexico border was reunited with her at the Nashville International Airport.

Thursday night's reunion was full of emotion expressed through songs and chants. They were separated for six weeks.

Officials with the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition set up a press conference, allowing the mother to express her joy and gratitude.

"This is an injustice, what they have done. I wish for a change," the mother said.

Many families have been reunited since President Trump signed an executive order to end the practice of separating families at the U.S.' southern border.

However, the federal government missed a Tuesday deadline to reunite all eligible families. Nearly 3,000 children between the ages of five and 17 remain separated from their parents.

President Trump has weighed in on the issue, saying quote, "very simply, we have laws, we have borders. A country cannot exist without secure borders."

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