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Immigrant woman reunited with child after losing custody

A story I wrote about last June, looks like it finally has a happy ending. A year later, Cirila Baltazar Cruz has been reunited with her daughter.

Cirila gave birth in a Mississippi hospital, and initial reports indicated that the hospital staff deemed her unfit to be a parent because she couldn’t communicate with an interpreter. Cirila speaks an indigenous language from Oaxaca, explaining the  inability to communicate with a Spanish language interpreter.

So sad it took a year, but so happy for this mother and daughter to be reunited. According to the Native American Times, they are headed back to Mexico and the Mexican government has gotten involved.

A news release from Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs said Cruz’ situation was “a clear case of discrimination and violation of the most basic human rights of a Mexican citizen.”

Seriously.

Via VivirLatino

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4 Responses to Immigrant woman reunited with child after losing custody

  1. adriennebreaux says:

    Oh wonderful news!

    -adrienne

    http://wearegoodkin.com/

  2. Weaver says:

    this is fantastic! Thanks for posting about it. I really wasn’t holding out any hope that they would be reunited.

  3. Gaye Tannenbaum says:

    Wonderful indeed. This woman had nothing – except a LOT of friends who made a LOT of noise and wouldn’t stop until justice was served.

  4. [...] March 26, 2010 “Mourn the losses, because they are many; but celebrate the victories, because they are few” Posted by Weaver under Uncategorized Leave a Comment  Cirila Baltazar Cruz has been reunited with her baby [...]

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