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A 4-Month-Old Baby Was Youngest Migrant Child Separated From Parents Under Trump Policy

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A 4-Month-Old Baby Was Youngest Migrant Child Separated From Parents Under Trump Policy



A recent investigation by The New York Times found that the youngest known migrant child separated from his parents by the Trump administration under its controversial “zero-tolerance” policy was a 4-month-old baby named Constantin Mutu.

An episode of the new television series produced by the Times, “The Weekly” revealed that the baby was sent to Michigan to live with a foster family, while his father was sent to a detention facility and ultimately deported to Romania, uncertain when he would see his son again.




Vasile and Florentina Mutu reportedly fled Romania to Mexico in 2018 with two of their five children in efforts to seek asylum in the United States.

Vasile was reportedly taken into custody and sent to a detention center before. Authorities placed Constantin, who was only 4 months old, in the care of a foster family in Michigan while he was deported back to Romania.

The father told the Times that he was pressured by border officials to withdraw his request for asylum due to his criminal background.

“When President Trump surrendered to pressure and signed an executive order that paralyzed the separations, a judge gave way to a lawsuit that sought to reunite the families and prepared the way back to Romania for Constantin,” the newspaper said.

“The Weekly” episode debuts on FX this coming Sunday.



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