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Less than 24 hours following the powerful arguments in an emergency hearing in federal court, the government released a 9 year-old boy that it had been detaining in a Texas facility after weeks of dragging its feet. After enduring 44 miserable days of separation -- and overcoming countless legal obstacles -- mother and child are finally reunited in Boston. 


The 9 year-old child, A.R., and his mother, W.R., were forcibly separated by the federal government at the U.S. border immediately after they surrendered themselves requesting life-saving refuge in the United States. 


The federal government created a maze of bureaucratic and legal hurdles to separate mother from child. After being separated from her child, the government would not even tell the mother his whereabouts or immigration case number. The government probed her religious beliefs and practices. She was fingerprinted -- along with every other person in her home. An intrusive home visit was conducted to determine if she was fit to parent her own child. 


This punishing administrative process unfolded simultaneously with a pitched battle in federal court. 

This new American family urgently needs your support. They desperately need food, clothing, transportation, and money to pay rent.

To learn more about this family's struggle, visit: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/mexico-border-son-180706123429562.html

Every dollar raised will go directly to the mother and child. If you are interested in making in kind donations, please contact the Brazilian Worker Center. 

https://www.braziliancenter.org/

If you need legal assistance, please contact the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. 

https://www.lawyerscom.org
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Less than 24 hours following the powerful arguments in an emergency hearing in federal court the government released a 9 year-old boy that it had detained in a Texas facility after weeks of dragging its feet. After enduring 44 miserable days of forcible separation -- and overcoming countless legal obstacles -- mother and child are finally reunited in Boston!

They have been reunited, but this new American family still needs your support. Thank you for your generosity.
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The emergency hearing for A.R. and W.R. has been scheduled for today, Thursday, July 12, at 3:15PM. It will be held at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts.
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The federal court for the District of Massachusetts has scheduled a hearing in an emergency lawsuit to reunite A.R., a, 9 year-old boy who was forcibly separated from his mother, W.R., by federal government officials at the U.S. border. A.R. – held in a facility in Texas – has been separated from W.R. for more than 40 days. At the hearing, local Boston attorneys for A.R. and W.R. will seek the immediate release and return of this child to his mother.
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Local attorneys are hard at work reuniting families separated at the border, but we need your help!
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