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Andrea Castillo

Andrea Castillo covers immigration. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, she covered immigrant, ethnic and LGBT issues for the Fresno Bee. She got her start at the Oregonian in Portland. A native of Seattle, she’s been making her way down the West Coast since her graduation from Washington State University.
After separation at the border months ago, some migrant families tearfully reunite

The parents had all previously entered the U.S. and been detained with their children. The parents were then deported while their children stayed in the U.S.

Previously deported parents hope to resume asylum claims and get their children back

Last month, lawyers with the nonprofit Al Otro Lado helped 29 Central American parents travel to the Mexicali border and demand entry to pursue their asylum claims and reunite with their children.

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