Hundreds of African, Caribbean Migrants Stranded on Mexico-U.S. Border

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More than 600 migrants from African and Caribbean countries remain stranded in this Mexican metropolis next door to San Diego, California, hoping that U.S. immigration authorities will agree to let them in, The Latin American Herald Tribune reports.
While all of them initially had permission to be in Mexico, most have seen their permits expire and they fear being sent back to their homelands, which include troubled nations such as Guinea, Angola and Haiti.

Members of the group, who spoke to EFE on condition of anonymity, said they undertook the journey in the hope the U.S. would grant them asylum.

Crossing Mexico from Guatemala, they encountered criminal gangs who extorted them and public officials who were abusive.

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