21st Jul 2017
Since Obama ended the wet-foot, dry-foot preferential treatment, 1,000 Cuban migrants have gathered in Nuevo Laredo to try to gain US citizenship
Ana and Vctor arrived worn out and weary on an early morning bus and made their way straight for the bridge across the Rio Grande into Texas. The Cuban couple headed toward the US immigration offices, where they planned to apply for political asylum.
But American border officers blocked their way before they could plead their case.
I told him: Wait. Were asking for political asylum, look at my passport. And he said they were not accepting Cubans, said Ana, 49. They threw us into the street.