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Mom reunited with her son after 30 years
A Wisconsin mother was reunited with her long-lost son Saturday after being apart for more than 30 years.
60-year-old Kathy Amaya says her estranged husband moved to Mexico with their two-year-old son against her wishes around 35 years ago.
Her son, now-37-year-old David Amaya Barrick, was discovered to be a US citizen after being arrested for illegally crossing the Mexican border into California.
After meeting her son in person for the first time, Amaya talked about getting a call that changed her life.
"They told me they needed to confirm information concerning David Amaya, and I told them I had a son named David Amaya. That's how it started and then he let me talk to David."
David says his father had told him his mother abandoned him.
David ended up being raised by his grandparents in Mexico and rarely saw his father.
His father has not made himself available for comment.
Though Amaya speaks only English and her son speaks Spanish, the two plan to spend the Holidays together.