Asylum seekers navigate new future in the U.S. after months in Mexico

The Biden administration ended a Trump era policy allowing thousands of asylum seekers to enter the country

MCALLEN, Texas – Some asylum seekers have spent more than a year and a half living in tent cities in Matamoros, Mexico, during the Trump administration.

The Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico Policy forced asylum seekers to wait in distressed conditions for months at a time.

The Biden administration has ended the policy, allowing thousands of asylum seekers to enter the country and move forward.

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KSAT’s Jonathan Cotto is in Mcallen, Texas talking to activist groups about the situation as it unfolds. Watch the latest report in the video player above.

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