United Nations program offers assistance to migrants in Matamoros

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Asylum in the United States isn't the only option for migrants stuck in Matamoros.

If migrants don't want to wait for U.S. immigration proceedings — which were indefinitely delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic — to resume, they can ask the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help them apply for asylum in Mexico.

A spokeswoman said the program provides financial support, assistance with housing and resources for integration into the community.

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