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Guatemalan woman, daughter reunited in Miami after separation at border

Woman was fleeing gang violence

Photo courtesy Sean Rowe‏ @tweetseannow.
Photo courtesy Sean Rowe‏ @tweetseannow.

MIAMI – An immigrant mother and daughter separated after crossing the border were reunited on Sunday in Miami.

Buena Ventura Godinez-Martin hadn't seen her 7-year-old daughter in nearly two months.

Godinez-Martin was fleeing gang violence in Guatemala. She entered the United States with her 10-month-old son in May to seek asylum. They were detained together.

Days after Godinez-Martin was released from detention, her husband crossed the border with their 7-year-old daughter. 

The father and daughter were separated under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy.

Twitter user Sean Rowe captured the moments of the mother and daughter reuniting. 

The family is now waiting to hear from immigration officials about their asylum request.


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