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Migrant child spent 10 months in detention center before he was paired with a sponsor family

The Sewell family wanted to become sponsors for Byron, a Guatemalan child who was separated from his family. But the process proved to be anything but easy.

Erica Proffer, Oscar Margain

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Published: 10:23 PM CDT May 16, 2019
Updated: 10:59 PM CDT May 16, 2019

A Central Texas family wanted to help ease the burden of separated children at the border. 

When they asked to become sponsors for a child, they met unexpected hardships. 

Their story is part of an in-depth look at sponsorship, detaining migrant children and securing the border.

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