Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border
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Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- Ciudad Juarez, OCT 19(AP/UNB) - Lizbeth Garcia tended to her 3-year-old son outside a tent pitched on a sidewalk, their temporary home while they wait for their number to be called to claim asylum in the United States.
The 33-year-old fled Mexico's western state of Michoacan a few weeks ago with her husband and five children - ages 3 to 12 - when her husband, a truck driver, couldn't pay fees that criminal gangs demanded for each trailer load. The family decided it was time to go when gangs came to their house to collect.
"I'd like to say it's unusual, but it's very common," Garcia said Thursday in Juarez, where asylum seekers gather to wait their turn to seek protection at a U.S. border crossing in El Paso, Texas...
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