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Asylum Seekers Continue to Wait at Port of Entry in Roma

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, March 06 2019 Mar 6, 2019 March 06, 2019 4:35 PM March 06, 2019 in News - Local

ROMA – Asylum seekers are waiting at the Miguel Aleman-Roma International Bridge to enter the U.S. to request asylum.

Some people from the group say they have slept on the bridge for nearly a month.

One woman explains why she has been enduring harsh conditions while waiting to enter the U.S.

"We felt oppressed we want political asylum in the U.S. so that we can live in a country with democracy and freedom," she says.

Customs and Border Protection said in a statement:

"The number of individuals CBP is able to process varies due to available resources, detention space, and overall port volume. When our ports reach capacity, we have to manage ques and individuals may need to wait in Mexico."

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