A mother and son who hadn’t seen in each other in more than 30 years finally got a chance to reunite in San Diego. The two speak different languages, but when it came time to meet face-to-face, they understood one another perfectly. (Photo: NBC San Diego)

A mother and son who hadn’t seen in each other in more than 30 years finally got a chance to reunite in San Diego. The two speak different languages, but when it came time to meet face-to-face, they understood one another perfectly. (Photo: NBC San Diego)

Mother and son taken to Mexico as toddler reunite after 30+ years

A mother and son who hadn’t seen in each other in more than 30 years finally got a chance to reunite in San Diego Saturday morning.

NBC 7 San Diego was the first station to report on the incredible story of David Amaya, a 37-year-old man who was abducted by his father as a toddler and taken away to live in Mexico. All of these years, he had no idea his mother, Kathy Amaya, who lives in Wisconsin, had been looking for him.

On Oct. 30, David tried crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego without documents. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained him for two days with a group of undocumented immigrants.

David insisted he was a U.S. citizen, and agents looked deeper into his case. That’s when officials tracked down a copy of David’s birth certificate showing that he was born in Chicago, Ill. in 1976.

 

Read more on NBCSanDiego.com

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