Posted by on June 21, 2018 2:14 am
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  • Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, a Guatemalan national seeking asylum in the U.S., sued 6 federal agencies and 10 top officials 
  • She claims her 7-year-old son was taken from her following two days in an immigration holding cell after they jumped the border and requested asylum
  • She also says officials won’t tell her where the boy is, and she was only allowed to speak to him once on the phone
  • Mejia-Mejia was not indicted, but was held in custody pending final disposition of her asylum request until she posted bond
  • Her lawsuit is believed to be the first of its kind filed by an individual parent affected by the family-separation crisis at the border
  • She says: ‘Right now my main focus is to get Darwin back in my arms. I am a mom, and mothers fight for their children’

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