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9 parents separated from families return to children in US

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 18:39:38-05

Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the U.S. to reunite with children they haven't seen in a year and a half.

The group arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from Guatemala City on Wednesday night. The trip was arranged under the order of a federal judge who found the U.S. government had unlawfully prevented them from seeking asylum.

Some of the children were at the airport to greet them, a powerful reminder of the lasting effects of Trump's separation policy.