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Migrants sleep under a pavilion in a park in the Mexican border town of Reynosa, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dozens of migrants who previously tried to enter the United States to seek asylum have turned this park into a camp for displaced persons US under pandemic-related presidential violence.



Migrants sleep under a pavilion in a park in the Mexican border town of Reynosa, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dozens of migrants who previously tried to enter the United States to seek asylum have turned this park into a camp for displaced persons US under pandemic-related presidential violence.



Displaced from the US at night, migrant families are weighing the next steps

Migrants recently expelled from the United States after trying to seek asylum sat next to the international bridge in the Mexican border town of Reynosa on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dozens of migrants who had previously attempted to enter the US to seek asylum were expelled from the US under pandemic-related presidential authorities.



Displaced from the US at night, migrant families are weighing the next steps

A woman rises amid sleeping migrants under a pavilion in a park in the Mexican border town of Reynosa on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dozens of migrants who previously tried to enter the US to seek asylum have moved to this park a park turned camp for those expelled from the United States under the pandemic-related presidency.



Displaced from the US at night, migrant families are weighing the next steps

A child sleeps under a pavilion in a park in the Mexican border town of Reynosa, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dozens of migrants who previously tried to enter the United States to seek asylum have turned this park into a camp for displaced persons from the US under pandemic-related presidential violence.



Displaced from the US at night, migrant families are weighing the next steps

Migrants sleep under a pavilion in a park in the Mexican border town of Reynosa, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dozens of migrants who previously tried to enter the United States to seek asylum have turned this park into a camp for displaced persons US under pandemic-related presidential violence.



Displaced from the US at night, migrant families are weighing the next steps

A child recently expelled from the United States after trying to seek asylum sits next to the international bridge in the Mexican border town of Reynosa on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Dozens of migrants who previously attempted to enter the US for asylum have been expelled from the US under pandemic-related authority of the President.

From ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press

REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) – In one of Mexico’s most notorious cities for organized crime, migrants are being expelled from the United States all night, exhausted from travel, disaffected with no chance of seeking asylum and at a crossroads where to go go next.

Marisela Ramirez, who had returned to Reynosa around 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, brought her 14-year-old son and left five other children – one only 8 months old – in Guatemala because she couldn’t afford to give the smugglers more money to pay. Now, faced with another agonizing decision, she leaned forward to send her son across the border alone to settle in Missouri with a sister. She was aware that the United States allows unaccompanied children to seek asylum.

“We are in God’s hands,” said 30-year-old Ramirez in a barren park with dying grass and a large pavilion in the middle that serves as protection for migrants.

Lesdny Suyapa Castillo, 35, tearfully said she would be returning to Honduras with her 8-year-old daughter, who lay under the pavilion and was breathing heavily with her eyes partially open and flies circling her face. After not getting paid as a nurse in Honduras for three months during the pandemic, she wants a steady job in the United States to send an older daughter to medical school. A friend in New York encouraged her to try again.

“I would like to go, but a mother doesn’t want to see her child in this condition,” she said after being dropped off in Reynosa at 10pm