Episode 68. Michael Sanchez

In 2005, Emily Machado was born to Nigia Machado and Michael Sanchez. The couple broke up before Emily was born and it took two years to work out a parenting agreement. That agreement was shattered in 2008, when mother and daughter disappeared. Sanchez sought out the help of the U.S. State Department. Sanchez found out that Machado secretly got a passport for Emily before leaving the United States. He said he believes Machado, a Brazilian citizen, fled because she was afraid the U.S. court system would take away her custodial rights because she was an illegal immigrant. There are 16 open cases right now in Brazil. Last year, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says around 2,000 children were illegally taken by a parent out of the United States.

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