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Immigrant Mom Loses Son

amnestynow:

In the most cruel and abhorrent manner a Missouri judge terminated the rights of a Guatemalan mother to see her 11 month-old son with whom she had entered the country illegally and placed the child for adoption. What’s more appalling is that the child is now five years old and the biological mother, Bail Romero, has been in immigration and adoption proceedings since, fighting to win back her child. According to the judge, “illegally smuggling herself into the country is not a lifestyle that can provide any stability for the child.” The Missouri Supreme Court ordered a review of the case and tragically, the second judge ruled her “parental rights had terminated because she had abandoned him while she was incarcerated.” This decision was not only detrimental to Bail and her son but also for the adoptive family who were placed in the heart-breaking situation.

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