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Nuevo Laredo

A crowd of families wait at a shelter in Nuevo Laredo.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

The Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, has so far forced more than 57,000 migrants to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases wind through U.S. immigration court.

A young girl at a migrant shelter in Nuevo Laredo.
Reynaldo Leaños Jr. | Texas Public Radio

A group of women sit on a white wooden bench at Casa Del Migrante Amar in Nuevo Laredo, chatting and eating fruit on a blistering hot summer day.

More than 100 migrants are at the shelter. Some are from Central America and others come from across Latin America.

One of the women, Magda, fled Venezuela’s oppressive regime. On her way to Nuevo Laredo, she heard stories about the area being dangerous. The day after she arrived, she was robbed.