The story of the mother and her deaf son “exhibits the cruelty, the chaos” of how migrants are treated, the mother’s attorney said. The teen had long been bullied in Guatemala, and thieves had robbed him at gunpoint. When mother and son got to Arizona and requested asylum, U.S. Customs and Border Protection separated them into cages segregated by gender and age.

The story of the mother and her deaf son “exhibits the cruelty, the chaos” of how migrants are treated, the mother’s attorney said. The teen had long been bullied in Guatemala, and thieves had robbed him at gunpoint. When mother and son got to Arizona and requested asylum, U.S. Customs and Border Protection separated them into cages segregated by gender and age.