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02/20/2014 08:51 am ET Updated Feb 22, 2014

Detention Center Deaths Raise Immigrant Rights Questions

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Juana Lopez squeezed her son’s hands and caressed his forehead.

“I’m here, mi’jo,” she said. “Your mom’s here. React. Try your best.”

That was the first time Lopez had seen her son in more than three months. That day, with her son unconscious and breathing with an artificial respirator inserted in him, was also the last day she saw Fernando alive.

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