GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: An emotional mother embraces her son while holding him for the first time in months on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A group of nine children were flown from New York and reunited with their families, months after U.S. border agents separated them and deported their parents as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border. Most of the children had been held at the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Emotions Run High as Migrant Families Reunite in Guatemala

A Getty photographer captures the return home of nine children who haven't seen their families in months.

Almost two weeks after a court-ordered deadline for the U.S. government to reunite migrant families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, hundreds of children (between the ages of 5 and 17) have yet to return home. As of August 1, 572 children remained in separation. In Guatemala City, Getty Images photographer John Moore captured the return of nine children who were flown from New York to be reunited with their families, months after being separated by U.S. border agents. Here, a look at some of Moore's emotion-charged pictures. Above: A mother embraces her son for the first time in months at the Nuestras Raices immigration center on August 7, 2018.

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: Families wait to embrace thier children for the first time in months on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. U.S. border agents had separated children from parents as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy after they crossed the border from Mexico. Most in the group of nine children that returned had been held at the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images Families wait to embrace their children for the first time in months at the Nuestras Raices immigration center on August 7, 2018. Some in the group of nine children had been held at New York City's Cayuga Center – a non-profit that serves as the country's largest provider of foster care for unaccompanied minors, including migrant children separated from their families. GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: A boy arrives to Guatemala after having been separated from his family at the U.S.-Mexico border on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He and his group of nine children were then reunited with their families at the Nuestras Raices immigrant center, months after U.S. border agents separated them and deported their parents as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border. Most of the children had been held at the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images A young boy, along with eight other migrant children, faces cameras as he returns home to Guatemala and his family for the first time in months.

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GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: Jonathan Leonardo, 12, leaves the Guatemala international airport to be reunited with his family after arriving back from the United States on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The children who had been separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy were returned and reunited with their families. The parents in this group had been deported from the U.S. to Guatemala and lived months apart from their children, who were held in vaious U.S. shelters, many in the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images Jonathan Leonardo, 12, leaves the Guatemala International Airport to be reunited with his family. GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: An emotional father embraces his son for the first time in months on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A group of nine children were flown from New York and reunited with their families, months after U.S. border agents separated them and deported the parents as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border. Most of the children had been held at the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images An emotional reunion as a father embraces his son for the first time in months. GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: Guatemalan First Lady Patricia Marroqu’n kisses Abner Raul, 10 after he was reunited with his family at the Nuestras Raices immigrant center on a on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A group of nine children flew from New York and were reunited with their families, months after U.S. border agents separated them and deported their parents as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border. Most of the children had been held at the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images Guatemalan First Lady Patricia Marroquin kisses Abner Raul, 10 after he was reunited with his family at the Nuestras Raices immigrant center. According to court filings, about 95 percent of the parents who were separated from their children upon deportation were from Guatemala and Honduras. GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: Isidra Larena Calderon hugs her son Jonathan Leonardo on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A group of nine children were flown from New York and were reunited with their families, months after U.S. border agents separated them and deported their parents as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border. Most of the children had been held at the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images Isidra Larena Calderon holds her son Jonathan Leonardo during their emotional reunion. GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: Abner Raul, 10, speaks with is mother on the phone after he was reunited with his father at the Nuestras Raices immigrant center on a on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A group of nine children were flown from New York and were reunited with their families, months after U.S. border agents separated them and deported their parents as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border. Most of the children had been held at the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images Abner Raul, 10, cries as he speaks with his mother on the phone after being reunited with his father at the Nuestras Raices immigrant center. GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: An aunt wipes a tear from the face of Abner Raul, 10 after he was reunited with his family at the Nuestras Raices immigrant center on a on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A group of nine children were flown from New York and were reunited with their families, months after U.S. border agents separated them and deported their parents as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border. Most of the children had been held at the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images Abner's aunt wipes tears from the boy's face. GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - AUGUST 07: Fernando Dominguez, 12, stands with family members after they were reunited on August 7, 2018 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A group of nine children returned to Guatemala, months after their parents were deported. U.S. border agents had separated them as part of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy at the border. Most of the children had been held at the Cayuga Center in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore/Getty Images Fernando Dominguez, 12, smiles as he stands reunited with his family in Guatemala City.



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