Mexican parents wait to be reunited with their children, whom they have not seen in more than a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 Mexican parents wait to be reunited with their children, whom they have not seen in more than a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 Volunteers Lizbeth Hernandez (middle), 14, and Monica Barriga (left) roll tortillas during a family reunification event on Aug. 18, 2018. Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite families who’ve been separated for more than a decade because of undocumented status.
       
     
 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 Santiago Garcia, 2, plays with his big cousin Andrea Orozco, as they await the arrival of Orozco’s aunt whom she hasn’t seen in over a decade. The Government of the State of Michoacán assisted parents with applying for tourist visas that will last for ten years. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in Austin, speaks at the Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) family reunification event on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 Maria Garcia waits to be reunited with her mom, whom she has not seen in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 Maria Garcia greets her mom, whom she has not seen in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 Rosa Barriga Barriga hugs her daughter Maria during a family reunification event hosted by a program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) on Aug. 18, 2018. Barriga traveled from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade.
       
     
 Rosa Barriga Barriga embraces her family during a family reunification event hosted by a program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) on Aug. 18, 2018. Barriga traveled from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade.
       
     
 Rosa Barriga Barriga embraces her family during a family reunification event hosted by a program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) on Aug. 18, 2018. Barriga traveled from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade.
       
     
 Rafaela Orozco greets her sister Rosa Barriga Barriga after seeing each other for the first time in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     
 Rosa Barriga Barriga hugs her friend Delia Barriga after traveling from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.  Back
       
     
 Mexican parents wait to be reunited with their children, whom they have not seen in more than a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

Mexican parents wait to be reunited with their children, whom they have not seen in more than a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.

 Mexican parents wait to be reunited with their children, whom they have not seen in more than a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

Mexican parents wait to be reunited with their children, whom they have not seen in more than a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.

 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.

 Volunteers Lizbeth Hernandez (middle), 14, and Monica Barriga (left) roll tortillas during a family reunification event on Aug. 18, 2018. Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite families who’ve been separated for more than a decade because of undocumented status.
       
     

Volunteers Lizbeth Hernandez (middle), 14, and Monica Barriga (left) roll tortillas during a family reunification event on Aug. 18, 2018. Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite families who’ve been separated for more than a decade because of undocumented status.

 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.


 Santiago Garcia, 2, plays with his big cousin Andrea Orozco, as they await the arrival of Orozco’s aunt whom she hasn’t seen in over a decade. The Government of the State of Michoacán assisted parents with applying for tourist visas that will last for ten years. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

Santiago Garcia, 2, plays with his big cousin Andrea Orozco, as they await the arrival of Orozco’s aunt whom she hasn’t seen in over a decade. The Government of the State of Michoacán assisted parents with applying for tourist visas that will last for ten years. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.

 Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in Austin, speaks at the Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) family reunification event on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in Austin, speaks at the Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) family reunification event on Aug. 18, 2018.

 Maria Garcia waits to be reunited with her mom, whom she has not seen in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

Maria Garcia waits to be reunited with her mom, whom she has not seen in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.

 Maria Garcia greets her mom, whom she has not seen in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

Maria Garcia greets her mom, whom she has not seen in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.

 Rosa Barriga Barriga hugs her daughter Maria during a family reunification event hosted by a program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) on Aug. 18, 2018. Barriga traveled from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade.
       
     

Rosa Barriga Barriga hugs her daughter Maria during a family reunification event hosted by a program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) on Aug. 18, 2018. Barriga traveled from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade.

 Rosa Barriga Barriga embraces her family during a family reunification event hosted by a program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) on Aug. 18, 2018. Barriga traveled from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade.
       
     

Rosa Barriga Barriga embraces her family during a family reunification event hosted by a program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) on Aug. 18, 2018. Barriga traveled from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade.

 Rosa Barriga Barriga embraces her family during a family reunification event hosted by a program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) on Aug. 18, 2018. Barriga traveled from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade.
       
     

Rosa Barriga Barriga embraces her family during a family reunification event hosted by a program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) on Aug. 18, 2018. Barriga traveled from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade.

 Rafaela Orozco greets her sister Rosa Barriga Barriga after seeing each other for the first time in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

Rafaela Orozco greets her sister Rosa Barriga Barriga after seeing each other for the first time in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.

 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.

 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.

 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.

 After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.
       
     

After decades apart, Mexican parents reunite with their undocumented children living in Round Rock, Texas. With help from the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the government of the State of Michoacán, each parent received a tourist visa, which will allow them to travel to the U.S. for six months at a time. A program called Palomas Mensajeras (homing pigeons) came to the Austin area to reunite the families on Aug. 18, 2018.

 Rosa Barriga Barriga hugs her friend Delia Barriga after traveling from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018.  Back
       
     

Rosa Barriga Barriga hugs her friend Delia Barriga after traveling from the Mexican State of Michoacán to be reunited with family members she has not seen in over a decade on Aug. 18, 2018. Back