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Families Divided

Migrant mom makes difficult choice: Move farther from son for better chance at asylum

Claudia says she was one of several migrant women moved from an Austin-area detention facility to be closer to their children in South Texas. But Claudia wants to return to Central Texas, hundreds of miles from her 7-year-old son, where her lawyer thinks she has a better shot at being granted asylum.

Claudia and Kevin, separated since late May, and the exterior of the Port Isabel Detention Center.

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