Group Say Conditions Dire for Asylum Seekers Stuck in Mexico

Several asylum seekers were attacked, kidnapped or sexually assaulted in Mexico while waiting for court hearings.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico are increasingly facing violence and dire conditions, stranded in purgatory with no means to survive, according to an upcoming report from Human Rights Watch. The international rights group called on the Trump administration to end the practice of preventing asylum seekers from living in the United States while their cases are being considered. As of last week, Mexico reported 15,079 people, mostly from Central America,…

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