A mother and her six-year-old son fled to Texas from the violence in their homeland of Honduras. When they arrived, young Samir was ripped out of his mother’s arms. Two months later, they found each other again, but something had changed.

By Katrin Kuntz, Marian Blasberg, Christoph Scheuermann

European Press Prize Distinguished Reporting Award

Part 1: The Scars Left Behind by U.S. Migration Policy

Levis Andino and her six-year-old son Samir look out across the East River to Manhattan in early August. After being torn from his mother’s arms at the Texan border, Samir and Levis were