Migrants Claim Mexico Demands Bribes to Cut Asylum Line into Texas

Breitbart | 7/7/2019 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Migrants in Mexico claim immigration authorities are demanding large cash bribes to allow asylum seekers the opportunity to skip the line to enter Texas.

Breitbart News traveled into Matamoros to speak with several migrants who were given a number by Mexico’s National Immigration Institute (INM) for their turn to enter Texas and request asylum. The migrants slept in a facility for several days, waiting for their respective numbers to be called.

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The migrants told Breitbart News and others that INM officials took bribes ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 USD to skip the queue.

“We have been here for weeks at a time,” a Cuban migrant told Breitbart News. “We have seen several individuals who have gotten here without a number and they went right by and crossed [the border]. One day, they told us [the U.S.] was not processing asylum claims and told us to leave. We then we saw two families and individuals arrive and walk right up to the U.S. side.”

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Another migrant said he did not have the money...
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