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Mexican parents recoup kids via Internet testimony

Mexican parents recoup kids via Internet testimony

Two girls ages 4 and 8 have been reunited in Mexico with their deported migrant parents after the couple was allowed to offer testimony in custody hearings in Pennsylvania via Internet phone-and-image conferencing.
U.S. and Mexican lawyers for the couple say it is the first time they know of that a U.S. court has allowed testimony in a custody case to be made over the Web.
Lawyer Gustavo Garcia says the cost of renting professional video conferencing facilities is often prohibitive for parents deported from the U.S. Such parents often can't get visas to testify in U.S. courts.
The daughters of Alfonso Mejia and Margarita Almaraz returned to Mexico City on Monday on a flight from the United States.


Updated : 2021-10-19 19:22 GMT+08:00