A 12-year-old Bahamian girl was separated from family at a South Florida airport. Even though she was traveling with her godmother, she was considered an “unaccompanied minor” and sent by U.S. Customs officials to a Miami Gardens shelter. But now her mother is in the U.S. and says she can’t get her back. Florida Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell remarked:
This is unconscionable. They barely escaped Dorian & needed temp protection from the storm. Instead, their 12yo daughter is now indefinitely detained by the US. She’s scared, has done nothing wrong, & doesn’t know when she can go home. It makes no sense.