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Mother Flies From Boston To Chicago To Fight For Reunion With Son Separated By Trump Immigration Policy

Despite President Donald Trump’s executive order halting his widely panned family separation policy, many of the roughly 2,000 children separated from their parents at the southern border are still being detained away from their families. 9-year-old Diogo Magno de Oliveira Filho, is one of them. His attorneys say he hasn’t seen his mother, Lidia Souza, in 27 days — since they crossed into the U.S. to seek asylum from violence and persecution in Brazil. Lidia was released after a few weeks of detention and went to stay with family in Hyannis, but Diogo is still being held at a shelter in Chicago. Yesterday, Lidia and one of her attorneys flew from Boston to Chicago, where they are fighting for her son’s release. The family’s lead attorney, Jeff Goldman, joined Jim Braude to discuss.

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