Coronavirus | The U.S. has halted asylum hearings, and migrants hoping for entry are in limbo
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/31/20, 03:01 pm
Every Monday for the last several months, single mother Alma Ruth crossed the border between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico. The town is infamous for its violent cartel turf wars: The U.S. State Department issued the highest travel advisory (last updated Dec. 17, 2019) to that area for “crime and kidnapping,” which includes armed robberies, murder, sexual assaults, and extortion.