Father and son reunite
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Father and son reunite

Guatemalan asylum seeker Hermelindo Che Coc cries as he reunites with his son, Jefferson Che Pop.

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Translations for certain phrases are written on a clip board Saturday as Guatemalan asylum seeker Hermelindo Che Coc prepares to leave for LAX to reunite with his son.

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Guatemalan asylum seeker Hermelindo Che Coc takes a moment as he is hitching a ride to the airport to be reunited with his 6-yr-old son, Jefferson Che Pop, in the Los Angeles area, on July 14, 2018. 

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Hermelindo Che Coc packs away clothes he bought for his 6-year-old son, who’s been held in a detention center in New York. Che Coc on Saturday was preparing to reunite with his boy, whom he hasn’t seen in nearly two months.

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Guatemalan asylum seeker Hermelindo Che Coc arranges the new clothes for his 6-year-old son, Jefferson Che Pop, on Saturday. The father and son from Guatemala were separated by the U.S. in May. 

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Jefferson Che Pop, 6, arrives at LAX and is escorted by Delta Air Lines personnel to his father, who is waiting in the departure terminal.

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Hermelindo Che Coc embraces his 6-year-old son, Jefferson Che Pop, as they reunite at LAX.

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Hermelindo Che Coc holds his son. The father and son were only able to speak three times in 46 days. For 25 days, Che Coc had been detained without any news about his son.

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Hermelindo Che Coc inspects his son’s arm. The boy’s arms, stomach and back were covered in a rash. His right eye was bruised red. He had a cough and a runny nose. He was thinner than he was two months ago.

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Guatemalan asylum seeker Hermelindo Che Coc is again overcome with emotion after reuniting with his 6-year-old son, Jefferson Che Pop.

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Guatemalan asylum seeker Hermelindo Che Coc puts his 6-year-old son Jefferson Che Pop to bed after arriving home from LAX, in the Los Angeles area, on July 14, 2018.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Guatemalan asylum seeker Hermelindo Che Coc falls asleep watching television with his 6-year-old son Jefferson Che Pop after they arrived home from LAX where they reunited, in the Los Angeles area, on July 14, 2018. The father and son were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and have been separated for nearly 2 months. 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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