Border separation policy hits home for Stamford woman

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The current "zero-tolerance" policy for separating parents from their children at the United States border hits home for one Stamford woman.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, is from Guatemala and has only been in the U.S. for six years. She says she's disturbed by images from U.S. Border Patrol showing children living behind chain-link fences, and some in cages.

She says the pictures are also personal for her because her 22-year-old sister has been targeted by criminal groups in her home country.

"They take women against their will and they take them to rape them and kill them," she says.

The woman also says her sister has been held for a month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona.

"She's being treated as a criminal and she's just running away to save her life," she says.

The woman says she is in contact with her sister every day but doesn't know when she'll be back with her family.

Photographer John Moore, who is from Stamford, says it broke his heart to take a picture of a crying child at the border.

"I think it's devastating," he says. "The fact that all of these kids are being separated from their home and from their parents."

Connecticut Senate Democrats sent a letter to Homeland Security and Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday calling for an end to the zero-tolerance policy for undocumented immigrants.

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