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Double Crossed: Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Has Trapped Migrants on Both Sides of the Border

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“This is a temporary thing. There’s too many people that want to get over here.” Photo by Scott Dalton

“This is a temporary thing. There’s too many people that want to get over here.”
Photo by Scott Dalton

by Bryan Schatz

August 16, 2017

Courtesy of Mother Jones

The air is hot and sticky behind the metal gates of Senda de Vida, a migrant shelter on the bank of the Rio Grande in Reynosa, Mexico. Hector Orvis-­Enrique, wearing sunglasses and a ball cap, fidgets with his hands as he sits on a cinder block wall and describes his kidnapping.

Like many migrants, the 25-year-old had come to this border town after running from death threats in Central America. He’d slogged his way north from Honduras with his sights set on the United States.

Double Crossed: Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Has Trapped Migrants on Both Sides of the Border

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