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Zero Tolerance

Mary Rose Madden

Iris is a single mom who worked in a factory in Honduras. She tried twice to get to the United States. She and her son, Edmondson, made it on June 14th, crossing the border at El Paso, Texas.

But the next day, Edmondson’s sixth birthday, they were separated. Immigration officials put Iris in a Texas jail and her son in a facility in Arizona. 

She says she wasn’t able to communicate with him from jail.  Even worse, she didn’t know where he was.