These days U.S. immigration policy is responsible more often for tragic separations than reunions, and the story of four-year-old U.S. citizen Emily Ruiz may have ended the same way, if immigration advocates and public outcry hadn’t forced U.S. immigration officials to backtrack on a decision to separate Ruiz from her parents because they are undocumented.
The family was reunited in New York on Tuesday, and these photos reminded us of the power of love and family, ties that even draconian immigration policies and a divisive anti-immigrant climate can’t deny.
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