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CIUDAD JUÃREZ – Many of the migrants staying at a crowded shelter in this Mexican border city are facing hard choices after they were sent back to Mexico to wait for an immigration court in the United States to decide whether to grant them asylum.
“We can’t go back to Guatemala,” said Isabel, a 56-year-old grandmother. She sat on a bunk bed in a sweltering room filled with other Central American women and children also returned to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocol known as MPP.
Isabel traveled up to the border in June with her 14-year-old daughter and the 8-year-old granddaughter she has raised since the girl was an infant. They’re seeking asylum.