Seven months detained: seven-year-old is longest-held child migrant in US

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Maddie Hernandez and her father, Emerson, fled crime in Guatemala. After months, her parents says she has changed

Emerson Hernandez and his daughter Maddie have withstood hunger and thirst.

They’ve been dumped in a threatening border city in Mexico, a foreign country with nowhere to shelter. And, for seven months, they’ve been locked up at what critics call a “baby jail”.

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