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"I am not risking my kids’ life because I want to. If I stay behind, they will kill my children,” Tania Palma said.

Palma and her 3 children came to the U.S. from Honduras seeking asylum, but were sent to Juárez, Mexico, and have been stuck since. (1/5)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/asylum-seekers-held-mexico-weigh-whether-cross-u-s-again-n1025691 

Palma is one of at least 15,079 people who have been sent to Juárez from the U.S. under the “Remain in Mexico” policy, Mexican officials said.

Trump admin. attorneys said the policy was put in place to deter “baseless” asylum claims (2/5)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/asylum-seekers-held-mexico-weigh-whether-cross-u-s-again-n1025691 

Palma’s family has been staying at a Juárez shelter she feels is not safe.

She said that local gangs have tried to kidnap her children 4 times. She also said she has seen cases where they’ve taken family members from a shelter and extorted relatives (3/5)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/asylum-seekers-held-mexico-weigh-whether-cross-u-s-again-n1025691 

The circumstances have pushed parents like Palma over the edge, weighing whether it would be better to remain in a Mexican shelter that feels unsafe or try to cross into the U.S. again. (4/5)  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/asylum-seekers-held-mexico-weigh-whether-cross-u-s-again-n1025691 

“I ask President Trump to put his hand on his heart,” Palma said, crying, pleading with him to end the "Remain in Mexico" policy. (5/5) #NBCNewsThreads  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/asylum-seekers-held-mexico-weigh-whether-cross-u-s-again-n1025691 

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