Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents

 

September 18, 2019



NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and included a moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America.

But he wasn't sure he'd be able to stay.

The two were going to plead their case in a court set up inside a tent in Laredo, Texas, beamed via video conference to a judge in another city — the latest attempt to clear a massive backlog of asylum cases.

They were among more than 100 migrants on Tuesday's docket — though only 38 had arrived. So much depended on this hearing; Oset dr...



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