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Old 05-04-2018, 07:15 AM
 
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So, you are a person from Central America and you have just spent the last six months traveling across Mexico by train, bus, taxi, and foot to get to the United States. You finally make it to the US Border and after waiting for a few days, you are allowed to apply for asylum.

You are put in an immigration prison cell in California while you wait for a judge to decide your fate. A month later you tell the judge that it is dangerous in your hometown in Honduras and you had to escape to get a better life in America. But you were not convincing enough, the judge turns down your application and you are deported back to Honduras. (You are one of the 75% percent of applicants for asylum from Central America who are turned down.)

Now what? You risked everything to come to America. Your dream was rejected by the cold and heartless people who made a terrible decision. (Your opinion, not the poster) You had borrowed money from friends and family in Honduras to pay for the costs of the trip from Honduras, Mexico to America. It was understood that once you made it to America, you would get a job and wire the money back to these friends to pay off your debts.

But now you are back in Honduras after being deported, scared for your life, broke, and all your friends and family who borrowed you money are asking for the cash. What now?

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Old 05-04-2018, 07:28 AM
 
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So, you are a person from Central America and you have just spent the last six months traveling across Mexico by train, bus, taxi, and foot to get to the United States. You finally make it to the US Border and after waiting for a few days, you are allowed to apply for asylum.

You are put in an immigration prison cell in California while you wait for a judge to decide your fate. A month later you tell the judge that it is dangerous in your hometown in Honduras and you had to escape to get a better life in America. But you were not convincing enough, the judge turns down your application and you are deported back to Honduras. (You are one of the 75% percent of applicants for asylum from Central America who are turned down.)

Now what? You risked everything to come to America. Your dream was rejected by the cold and heartless people who made a terrible decision. You had borrowed money from friends and family in Honduras to pay for the costs of the trip through Mexico to America. It was understood that once you made it to America, you would get a job and wire the money back to these friends to pay off your debts.

But now you are back in Honduras after being deported, scared for your life, broke, and all your friends and family who borrowed you money are asking for the cash. What now?

The fact that they couldn't make a good case for asylum is a tell all. It wasn't a legitimate case in the first place then so what was the cold and heartless decision? They'll go back to their homelands and live the lives they lived before without all the so-called scary scenarios that they tried to paint to our immigration officials.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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It is a sad situation. Whoever feel bad for them can help. But tax payers should not be forced to pay the bill.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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The fact that they couldn't make a good case for asylum is a tell all. It wasn't a legitimate case in the first place then so what was the cold and heartless decision? They'll go back to their homelands and live the lives they lived before without all the so-called scary scenarios that they tried to paint to our immigration officials.
Thank you for showing that you have no idea what's required to get an asylum case approved.

The scary scenarios you casually dismiss as fiction may well be real. They may go back and be the victims of gang violence or get killed by a drug cartel. It's just that those things, despite being horrible, do not qualify one for asylum.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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Didn't they need to get asylum to go through Mexico? If so, case closed, stay in Mexico....
 
Old 05-04-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Didn't they need to get asylum to go through Mexico? If so, case closed, stay in Mexico....
You don't need "asylum" to travel through Mexico.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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So, you are a person from Central America and you have just spent the last six months traveling across Mexico by train, bus, taxi, and foot to get to the United States. You finally make it to the US Border and after waiting for a few days, you are allowed to apply for asylum.

You are put in an immigration prison cell in California while you wait for a judge to decide your fate. A month later you tell the judge that it is dangerous in your hometown in Honduras and you had to escape to get a better life in America. But you were not convincing enough, the judge turns down your application and you are deported back to Honduras. (You are one of the 75% percent of applicants for asylum from Central America who are turned down.)

Now what? You risked everything to come to America. Your dream was rejected by the cold and heartless people who made a terrible decision. (Your opinion, not the poster) You had borrowed money from friends and family in Honduras to pay for the costs of the trip from Honduras, Mexico to America. It was understood that once you made it to America, you would get a job and wire the money back to these friends to pay off your debts.

But now you are back in Honduras after being deported, scared for your life, broke, and all your friends and family who borrowed you money are asking for the cash. What now?
Why go back to Honduras?

I would try to make a new life in Mexico. I love Mexico. I plan on retiring there.
 
Old 05-04-2018, 07:59 AM
 
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You don't need "asylum" to travel through Mexico.
You have to have a reason to get into Mexico, yes?
 
Old 05-04-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I guess they should have thought of that beforehand. Oh, and the fact that you passed through two perfectly good, safe Countries during your asylum shopping. That's reason enough to give you the boot.
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