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Feb 2, 2019

When they took my son

Co-produced with PRX Logo

This episode originally was broadcast Sept. 29, 2018.

A 6-year-old child sleeps in a vacant office building, surrounded by strangers. An infant is taken from his breastfeeding mother. We examine the stories of two families separated in 2018 at the U.S.-Mexico border, comparing their experiences with what the government said was supposed to happen.

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Today's show was reported by Aura Bogado, Neena Satija, who co-reports with our partners at The Texas Tribune, and Anayansi Diaz-Cortes. It was produced by Casey Miner with production help from Stan Alcorn, and edited by Brett Myers and Taki Telonidis.

Our production manager is Najib Aminy. Our sound design team is Jim Briggs and Fernando Arruda, who had help from Kaitlin Benz.

Support for Reveal is provided by the Reva and David Logan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.