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Migrant Held Under MPP Program to Wait Longer for Court Hearing

5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago Monday, October 07 2019 Oct 7, 2019 October 07, 2019 5:24 PM October 07, 2019 in News - Local

BROWNSVILLE – A woman from El Salvador and her female partner fled their native land after they received death threats because of their sexual orientation.

After crossing illegally, her partner was able to stay in the United States and wait for her court case.

However, the woman we spoke to was forced to go to Matamoros and fell under the Migrant Protection Protocol program, also known as Remain in Mexico.

We called her "Andy" and hide her identity for her safety.

On Monday, she went for a hearing in Brownsville to present her case; however, Andy was forced to go back to Mexico and was given another court date for the end of October.

She is one of hundreds of migrants who are waiting in Matamoros for their court date.

This is an issue Valley legal representatives are worried about.

Watch the video for the full story.

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