BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) – It was a joyful reunion at Logan International Airport Thursday for a Guatemalan mother and her young daughter after being separated for two months, after they came to the United States in May, seeking asylum.
The American Civil Liberties Union has now dropped the civil rights lawsuit it filed to get the mother and daughter back together.
Angelica wipes away her daughter S.K.’s tears after reporter asks her what it was like to live in detention shelter, away from her mom for 2 months. S.K. said she thought she would see her mother at the detention facility. Angelica came to US w/her daughter, seeking asylum. pic.twitter.com/EUOBd3Wnfk— Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) July 5, 2018
Through a translator, Angelica Gonazlez-Garcia told reporters at Terminal C that being reunited with her 8 year old daughter Sany has made her the happiest woman in the world.
“Today, I can be reborn. I thought my life had ended, that I was never going to see my daughter again,” Gonzalez-Garcia said.
Angelica and her daughter both cried tears of joy and sat arm in arm during the entire press conference. sandy was separated from her mother at the southern border in may and sent to a detention shelter in Texas. Angelica's lawyers and the ACLU are urging Congress and President Donald J. Trump to take action to ensure that families crossing the border are kept together.
“This can be fixed with some very quick policy changes in Washington,” she said.
WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.