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The Family-Separation Crisis Is Not Over

One father deported to Honduras struggles to describe the pain of remaining separated from his son.

  • John Washington
  • The Nation

Jaime didn’t get a birthday cake on his fifth birthday.

That day, he was 2,000 miles from his parents, Edwin and Maira, and only talked with them for about 10 minutes via a WhatsApp video call.

Torn 4dEdwin, Jaime’s father, told me he mostly remembers that Jaime seemed sad and kept repeating he didn’t get a cake.

“It was…too hard,” Edwin said to me, speaking slowly, struggling to find the…

This past May, Edwin and Jaime, who was then still 4, set out from the…

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