Washington Post

With U.S. less of an option, more seek refuge in Mexico

Edwin Edgardo Rivera, 32, waits with a fellow Honduran asylum applicant, Mabel Portillo, 35, outside the office of Mexico's refugee commission in the southern city of Tapachula on Aug. 20, 2019. Foto Mary Beth Sheridan

TAPACHULA, Mexico - The idea was to reach the United States. But when the young Honduran mother arrived in Mexico this summer, with only a handful of pesos and a 4-year-old in tow, she realized how difficult that had become.

And so she came up with a new plan...

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