Catherine Weiss comments in The Guardian on the forcible separation of immigrant children from the adults who raised them when those adults are not the children’s biological parents or legal guardians. “Once separated, there’s no real mechanism for reuniting children with the adult relatives who raised them,” she says. “It is regularly the case that the adult who crossed with that child will be removed while the child remains.” The article follows the story of a young Guatemalan woman who raised her niece after the murder of their family. The two fled to the United States, only to be separated at the border, kept thousands of miles apart, and limited to occasional phone calls to speak with each other. For many other families, such “phone calls with children don’t happen at all,” says Weiss. “If that person is not the biological parent or legal guardian, there is no guarantee of communication.”