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As Biden policy evolves, border migrant camp's future is uncertain

MATAMOROS, Mexico – Winners, losers and a lot of uncertain futures collide in this ragged tent camp on the border. Claudia Quesada Rodriguez, a mother who fled gang violence in El Salvador, is one of the fortunate ones. She became eligible to enter the U.S. this week after President Joe Biden loosened some of the restrictive immigration policies of former President Donald Trump. But another ...

MATAMOROS, Mexico – Winners, losers and a lot of uncertain futures collide in this ragged tent camp on the border.

Claudia Quesada Rodriguez, a mother who fled gang violence in El Salvador, is one of the fortunate ones. She became eligible to enter the U.S. this week after President Joe Biden loosened some of the restrictive immigration policies of former President Donald Trump. But another mother, who had fled the same violence and made the same dangerous journey, was still waiting to learn her fate behind the camp's barbed-wire fence.

Life is punctuated by sudden joy and sharp despair for about 800 migrants at the Matamoros camp. Many of them arrived under Trump's Migrant Protection Protocols program, known as Remain in Mexico, that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for the outcomes of their U.S. immigration cases. Even as Biden dismantles that policy — an estimated 25,000 asylum seekers with active cases are now eligible to enter the U.S. — hardships remain for others

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