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Cuban asylum seeker Joel Fernandez Cabrera, shares his experience of living at the migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico on Feb.…
The Texas Tribune-ProPublica Investigative Unit

The people we left behind: How closing a dangerous border camp adds to inequities

The Biden administration shuttered a migrant tent camp in Mexico that was created under a Trump policy. Immigration advocates praised the move, but the closure adds to growing confusion over which migrants are let in or left out.

The closed-down migrant camp is seen in Matamoros, Mexico on Feb. 24, 2021. Approximately 800 asylum seekers in the camp wer…

“Too much chaos”

Asylum seekers wearing face shields make their way to be processed in the U.S. at the Gateway International Bridge in Matamo…
El Salvadoran asylum seeker Vilma Vasquez, 55, passes her time in a tent where she has lived for nearly two years at a migra…
Guatemalan asylum seeker Jorge Mario Gonzalez, 52, shows his scars from a surgery he had after being shot in his country at …

Left behind

Marlen D. Cruz, 42, an asylum seeker from Honduras, cries as she shares her story of why she left her country in a bedroom t…

Desperation remains

Valery Sanchez, 19, left, talks to her friend Natasha Mayorquin, 24, both asylum-seeking transgender women from Honduras, at…

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