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'All we want is for them to listen to us' In Mexico, Trump's latest asylum policy stirs anger, fear and confusion

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The program returns asylum seekers as they wait for their immigration hearings. More than 10,000 people had been returned to Ciudad Juárez under the policy, straining local and state resources as officials have scrambled to provide shelter space for the asylum seekers who have to wait months to return for their hearings. That tension is just one more reason people like Arturo Cerrano, a Cuban migrant waiting in Ciudad Juárez, said Trump’s new policy shouldn’t apply to him. Arturo said he was targeted in Cuba because he’s gay and showed off a two-inch scar on his head he received after being assaulted in the communist country. “You think I am going to live in a country like that all of my life?,” he said. “All we want is for [U.S. officials] to listen to us.”

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