In Juárez, A Migrant Shelter Offers Refuge For LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

“I know what is is to endure hunger. I know what it is to endure the cold. I don’t want any more of my sisters to go through that.”

By Mallory FalkSeptember 25, 2019 9:30 am, , , ,

From KERA:

Mexico is the second deadliest country in the world for transgender people, according to a recent study. Yet many LGBTQ migrants are stuck in the border city of Ciudad Juárez.

People from places like Honduras and El Salvador are waiting for their turn to claim asylum in the United States; some have been assigned numbers and added to a long waiting list, as part of a policy called metering. To protect themselves, many are taking refuge in a special shelter called Casa Respetttrans.

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