Vanesa Perez, 16, hugs her father, Noel Perez, frantically after he is let out of a Border Patrol van on his way into the Florida Department of Health in Miami on Monday night. Perez and her family received visas to enter the United States, but her father was held back. Instead of waiting, he entered the country Monday morning after being smuggled. He swam ashore in Naples with 28 others.

Photo by LEXEY SWALL, Daily News

Vanesa Perez, 16, hugs her father, Noel Perez, frantically after he is let out of a Border Patrol van on his way into the Florida Department of Health in Miami on Monday night. Perez and her family received visas to enter the United States, but her father was held back. Instead of waiting, he entered the country Monday morning after being smuggled. He swam ashore in Naples with 28 others.

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