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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 10:02 AM

Mexican children shiver in tents at U.S. border as temperature freezes

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican officials concerned about the health of Mexican asylum seekers including around 200 young children sleeping in the open near the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez tried to move people to shelters on Wednesday, as temperatures dropped below freezing.

In recent months, Ciudad Juarez has seen a rapid increase in Mexicans seeking to apply for asylum in the United States, leading to a backlog in the city as U.S. border officials limit the number of asylum cases they receive at the port of entry each day.

A waiting list contains about 1,200 people, of which about 550 are staying in camps near the bridge to the United States, the Chihuahua state government said. Nearly half of those in the camps are children under the age of 12.





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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 10:06 AM

1. Compare and contrast with right wingers acting like not being told "Merry Christmas" is an issue

At this time of the year.

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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 10:10 AM

2. Evil, evil, evil! In our name, too. It makes me want to cry. nt

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 10:18 AM

3. Everyone should, at minimum, be given long socks,

Fleece-lined pants, anything to stay warm. It's bad enough that they aren't allowed real shelter. Next we'll be hearing about little kids getting burned because their clothes caught fire.

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