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US Border Patrol sends migrants places where no help waits


October 25, 2022

Mary Altaffer, Associated Press

Venezuelans Yeysy Hernandez, left, and Candy Cegarra speak during an interview with The Associated Press, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in New York.

NEW YORK - When Wilfredo Molina arrived in the U.S. from his native Venezuela, he told border agents he wanted to go to Miami but didn't have an address. They directed him to what he thought was a shelter in midtown Manhattan but turned out to be a gray office building.

"It was a fake building. I didn't understand what it was," he said.

Molina was among 13 migrants who recently arrived in the U.S. who agreed to share documents with The Associated Press that they received when they were released from U.S. custody while they seek asylum after crossing the border with Mexico. The AP found that most had no idea where they were being sent - nor were they expected by anyone at the addresses listed on their paperwork.


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