Migrants On US-Mexican Border Pray Biden Opens Door
Muhammad Irfan 5 days ago Sat 20th February 2021 | 12:24 AM
Hundreds of asylum-seekers were waiting nervously on the US-Mexican border Friday, praying that they would be allowed entry as part of President Joe Biden's immigration reforms
Matamoros, Mexico, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Feb, 2021 ) :Hundreds of asylum-seekers were waiting nervously on the US-Mexican border Friday, praying that they would be allowed entry as part of President Joe Biden's immigration reforms.
Three migrants among those hoping to be allowed entry told AFP about their journey and long wait.
"Now, it's a sad moment because nobody knows anything. There's tension. Stress is mounting. My companions say that I'm already talking in my sleep," Fernandez said.
He has been told that he will be tested for Covid-19 and heard that there is an order to dismantle the camp, but he does not know when.
Fernandez has a cousin waiting for him in the United States who has a restaurant for him to manage.
"Now I want the prize: to have my residency, to work, to bring my wife, my children." - Fleeing abuse - In August 2019, a 37-year-old Salvadoran victim of domestic violence took her four children and fled her country for the United States.
From there she crossed the border under a bridge to the US side.
"But after three days they sent us back," said the woman, who asked not to be named for safety reasons.
Her dream is for her children to have a good education.
"I arrived by plane. I had a work visa, but I was exploited and I quit. I worked illegally in several jobs, but then became ill." He underwent heart surgery in 2017 thanks to the Medicaid program and went back to work.
In his asylum application, he argues that he needs medical care that Honduras has denied him, but no migrant lawyer wants to take his case.
"Some tell me rudely that I'm wasting my time, but I have faith," he said.