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MEXICO CITY, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Piedras Negras, a city across the U.S.-Mexico border from Eagle Pass, Texas, saw the arrival of more than 90 refugees in the past two months from war-ravaged African countries trying to flee to the United States.
Eagle Pass has also seen 15 migrants from Latin American countries dying as they tried to enter the United States this year, either drowning while crossing the Rio Grande river or from heat stroke.
The article goes on to state the following:
Many of the African refugees had been travelling for at least three years, the Rev. José Valdés, an advocate for migrants’ rights told UPI in a phone interview from Piedras Negras, where the Catholic Church runs a shelter.
“After leaving Cameroon, Angola and the Congo they arrived in South America. Then they made it to Guatemala, and after crossing into Mexico at Tapachula, Mexican authorities provided them with two-week transit visas so they could cross through the country legally to the United States, where they are seeking asylum,” Valdés said.
“They were fleeing war but some were also escaping persecution for their beliefs,” said Valdés, who serves as media spokesman for the Piedras Negras-based Casa del Migrante Frontera Digna shelter and advises immigrants there.
“The Africans came to Piedras Negras because they heard it is a safer border city than the rest,” Valdés said.
Asian and African surge at US Border. Yup, guess it isn’t happening, right Eric? Thousands https://t.co/WxQCjzCsIC
— MooStache (ex Democrat) (@Moostached) August 30, 2018
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