In early April, the little boy was abandoned by smugglers at the US-Mexico border.
Los Angeles, United States, May 6 (EFE). -The mother of Wilton Gutierrez Obregon, a minor in Nicaragua, Abandoned at the border From United States Traffickers in Mexico and Mexico, and immigration agents found the video in a video broadcast worldwide, urging the administration of President Obama Joe Biden, Deliver the minor as soon as possible.
Astrid Carolina Montealegre, an attorney and president of the Nicaragua American League for Human Rights (NARA), representing minors and their mother Meylin Obregón, told Efe on Thursday that Wilton will serve equally Small immigrants Pass under the protection of Ministry of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Montealegre pointed out that the mother still stayed Texas, Ask children to hand over themselves or put them in Temporary guardianship His uncle Misael Obregón lives in Florida.
After the 10-year-old Wilton case was found crying alone, it resonated domestically and internationally. Texas border On April 1, after traveling with him, he left him.
The video tape taken by border agents found the minor, shocked the social network, and drew attention to his story and the disappearance of his mother, who was missing according to the woman’s testimony. Kidnapped in Mexico.
A few days after disappearing, Obregón entered United States And applied for asylum, hoping to be reunited with his son, he has been five weeks Government guardianship.
However, the request made by the father of the boy living in Nicaragua “complicated the rapid process of reunifying the minor with his family”, “even though he granted his mother’s permission to emigrate abroad,” the lawyer said.
The lawyers emphasized that they were “documented in the press release issued by the Nicaragua National Police. In the first paragraph, they admitted and reported that the woman had left the country with the permission of the child’s father.”
Wilton’s case will be Family court But when the mother waits government Let you meet your children face to face Legal struggle.
After the influx of unaccompanied minors into the border, the Biden administration vowed to quickly take the minors away from the border. Immigration and Customs Control Department (CBP) al HHS.
According to the latest data from the Department of Homeland Security and HSS, these efforts have been effective because there are currently only 735 CBP guarding minors, and by the end of March, this number has exceeded 5,000.
The problem now is that the number of minors in charge of HHS is 22,174.Criticism focuses on the time when the government takes over Give minors to relatives Or parents.
HHS explains on its website that unaccompanied minors spend an average of less than 57 days in shelters. EFE