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Report highlights dangers for asylum seekers in Mexican city

1 year 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, February 11 2020 Feb 11, 2020 February 11, 2020 3:51 PM February 11, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By MARÍA VERZA
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A new report says the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo continues to be a dangerous place for asylum seekers waiting to cross into the United States after being sent back to await the outcome of their petitions. Doctors Without Borders says in the report that last September, it treated 41 people who were in the city under the program known as “remain in Mexico,” and that 18 of them, or 44%, reported being kidnapped recently. An additional 12% were the victim of attempted kidnappings. The report says that the following month, the figure of those saying they had been kidnapped increased to 75%.

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