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San Antonio, Texas, Migrant Woman and Her Sick Daughter Express Their Constant Fear of Deportation

Migrants arrive in Texas and different states across the US at regular intervals, seeking a better life and a better future for themselves and their children. However, there are strict rules that the government has put in place and they must be followed so migrants have some hope of remaining on the good side of the law and settling down properly.

A woman recently arrived in Texas with her young daughter who was only 10 years old. (1) Her daughter was ill, and she had heard that the healthcare for children was very good in Texas, which is why she had arrived. However, she did not receive the reception she hoped for, and she was told by US immigration officials to wait for a bus that would take her to Philadelphia, a city she had never even heard of. She was not given any further guidance but still got on the bus as she was desperate to find a way to support her daughter who had autism and a severe eye disease, leaving her almost blind.

During the bus ride her daughter developed flu symptoms and there was a shortage of food and no medicine. They journeyed for three days, but when they arrived, they were greeted very kindly by a crowd, and as soon as they noticed her daughter was sick, she was rushed to the hospital. She was then treated for a high fever and acute dehydration. The mother made it clear that she was scared to mention her daughter’s fever because she was scared of facing deportation. This is a constant fear that migrants face and it adds to the severe stress that they are already facing.

The woman and her daughter are now waiting for their asylum hearing, and they hope to get permission to work in the US so she can pay for her daughter’s medical bills and make a safe environment for her to live in.

This heart-wrenching story is only one out of many, and those that are unsure about their status in the United States or who need help with their immigration applications should reach out to a lawyer without delay.

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Immigration is a highly sensitive matter. Anyone who needs help with the application process or has questions or concerns regarding their status should make sure they speak with a legal professional before making any serious moves.

Get in touch with an immigration lawyer at the Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen today to get help with one’s case.

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San Antonio, TX 78212

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References:

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/15/us-mexico-border-texas-philadelphia-bus

 

 

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