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Mother Loses Battle for Custody of Her Son

In a legal battle that has focused national attention on the urgent need for immigration reform, a Missouri judge ruled last week against Encarnación Bail Romero, whose U.S.-born son Carlos was adopted by an American couple against her wishes. Carlos was an infant when his mother, a young woman from Guatemala, was arrested during an immigration raid in May 2007 at the poultry processing plant where she worked. Now almost six years old, he has been living with his adoptive parents, who renamed him Jamison, for most of his life. While Ms. Bail Romero’s lawyer has indicated that they will appeal Judge David Jones's decision, this case serves as yet another reminder of daily threats to family unity that our immigration and child welfare laws create.

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