Honduran asylum seeker, who hasn’t seen her son since May, is taking on the federal government over ‘terrible’ policy

Yolany Padilla has a simple demand.

A 24-year-old mother, she spirited her young son out of Honduras only to lose him at the US-Mexico border to American immigration officials. Now she, as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the federal government, hopes to stand in for hundreds of other asylum-seeking parents separated from their children at the border.

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