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“I thought he was going to kill me”: Migrants say return of Trump-era border policy will put asylum seekers in danger

A Cuban woman sent to Ciudad Juárez after seeking asylum in El Paso was raped as she waited for her U.S. court date. She worries more migrants could be victims of violence as the Biden administration revives the "remain in Mexico" program.

Asylum seeker Lisbet at her residence in Louisville, Kentucky, on Dec. 10, 2021. While trying to enter the country seeking asylum, Lisbet and her husband were separated at the border and forced to stay in Mexico for a year. She currently lives in Louisville, while her asylum case is pending.
Gabriel, identified under a pseudonym to protect his identity, at his home in Greer, South Carolina, on Dec. 12, 2021. Gabriel sought asylum at the El Paso-Ciudad Jaurez border after fleeing Venezuela in 2019 for speaking against President Nicolás Maduro. He moved to South Carolina after winning his asylum case.

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