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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 03:00 AM

A Newborn US Citizen And His Mother Were Forced To Walk Back To Mexico. . . . . .

A Newborn US Citizen And His Mother Were Forced To Walk Back To Mexico. Now Their Attorneys Want An Investigation.

"During the entire process, she was in pain from giving birth and she felt no choice but to go into Mexico," the family's attorney said.

Adolfo Flores
BuzzFeed News Reporter

Last updated on July 10, 2020, at 4:05 p.m. ET
Posted on July 10, 2020, at 3:16 p.m. ET

A newborn US citizen and his mother were forced to walk back into Mexico just two days after giving birth despite repeated pleas to border officials that they faced danger south of the border, according to a new complaint filed against the government.

The Honduran family, including a 25-year-old mother, her 33-year-old partner, and their 9-year-old son, crossed the border on the evening of July 27, presented themselves to Border Patrol agents in San Diego and said they wanted to pursue asylum claims in the US after being threatened by gangs in Honduras, their attorneys say.

It wasn't the first time the family, who lawyers declined to identify, had crossed the border and asked US immigration authorities for protection. The family had crossed in early March near Eagle Pass, Texas, but like thousands of others, they were sent back to Mexico to wait while their US immigration cases were completed under a policy known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

But when the family attempted to get back to the border for their March 25 court date, their attorneys say were detained by a group of armed men who tried to extort them.


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Karadeniz Jul 12 #1

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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 03:21 PM

1. These are probably very good people who would be an asset to a community...just tragic.

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