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March 2, 2020

In a village of tents, refugees make a life as they wait on US asylum
By Tracy L. Barnett

Matamoros, once a medical tourism and nightclub hotspot a quick walk from Brownsville, Texas, has been declared a no-travel zone by the U.S. State Department in the wake of high levels of cartel violence, along with the entire state of Tamaulipas. Yet the border region from Tijuana to Matamoros, much of it rife with kidnapping, rape and murder, is where more than 61,000 asylum seekers most of them families with children have been sent to wait, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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