“At the airport, he refused to board without the baby. The immigration officers, he said, told him that Constantin would be handed to him once he had taken his seat. But the plane lifted off and the baby never came.” Heartbreaking story.
NEW: My story about Constantin Mutu, the youngest child separated from his parents at the border - he was four months old. By the time he was returned to his parents he’d spent the majority of his life in US custody.
Baby Constantin was: - Ripped from his father's arms in TX at 4 mos old. - Given to a foster family in MI for the next 5 mos - Not returned as promised when the gov deported his father - Now finally returned, having trouble walking + talking at 18 mos
Imagine being put on a flight and sent across the Atlantic Ocean while your 4-month-old child was with a family you had never met in a country you barely knew. with a moving story about the youngest migrant child separated from his family.
Four months old. Ripped away from his mother by this Administration. Never become numb to this.
We found the youngest known child separated from his parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Trump. He was only 4 months old. He spent the next 5 months of his first year in a foster home.
NYT: The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old
"Now more than a year and a half old, the baby still can’t walk on his own, and has not spoken."
You watched story on on the youngest child--4 months old--separated under the Trump administration's most controversial immigration policy. Now read the full story at
A harrowing story, humanely reported by the incomparable . Everyone in the country needs to read this story. Everyone must know Constantin Mutu's name.
Here’s the article you have to read
The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old
“...it would be months before his parents saw him again. Before then, his father would be sent for psychiatric evaluation in a Texas immigration detention center because he couldn’t stop crying...the baby still can’t walk on his own, and has not spoken.”
The shame will outlive us
A year ago, blew the lid off the Trump administration's family separation policy. Now she has a wrenching tour de force about the youngest child separated--at just 4 months. Now, at 18 months, the child still doesn't speak Great journalism!
This is how the Age of Trump should be remembered.
After a 4-month old was separated from his parents, his mother was hospitalized for stress and the father was given a psychiatric evaluation for depression.
The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old. At the airport, immigration officers told the baby's father that Constantin would be handed to him once he had taken his seat. But the plane lifted off and the baby never came.
The reality of child detention at the US border: and of family separation:
"The immigration officers, he said, told him that Constantin would be handed to him once he had taken his seat. But the plane lifted off and the baby never came."
We should all be horrified. We should all be ashamed.
To those shrieking about calling migrant concentration camps what they are, open your hearts. Refugees are human before they were refugees/migrant. To defend current policies is to lose a little of the best in you.
This is state sponsored kidnapping. Who would separate a 4 month old from their mother? They were seeking asylum! It is not a crime to seek asylum; many including myself are here because our families sought asylum!
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