Charlotte-based Carolina Refugee Resettlement received its first minors from Central America. Vanessa Gomez-Rivas, 19, (top row from left) and sister Xenia, 18, reunited with their parents Ramon Gomez and Melani Rivas on Nov. 12, and also met their new siblings (bottom row from left) Kevin, 2, Justin, 10, and Jayleen, 15.
Charlotte-based Carolina Refugee Resettlement received its first minors from Central America. Vanessa Gomez-Rivas, 19, (top row from left) and sister Xenia, 18, reunited with their parents Ramon Gomez and Melani Rivas on Nov. 12, and also met their new siblings (bottom row from left) Kevin, 2, Justin, 10, and Jayleen, 15. MARK HAMES mhames@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte-based Carolina Refugee Resettlement received its first minors from Central America. Vanessa Gomez-Rivas, 19, (top row from left) and sister Xenia, 18, reunited with their parents Ramon Gomez and Melani Rivas on Nov. 12, and also met their new siblings (bottom row from left) Kevin, 2, Justin, 10, and Jayleen, 15. MARK HAMES mhames@charlotteobserver.com

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