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Migrant father-daughter washed away on the Rio Grande (GRAPHIC CONTENT)


A Tamaulipas government official said the family arrived in Matamoros early Sunday and went to the U.S. Consulate to try to get a date to request asylum.

It's not clear what happened to the family at the U.S. Consulate, but a shelter director said only about 40 to 45 asylum interviews were being conducted in Matamoros each week, while somewhere in the neighborhood of 800-1,700 names were on a waiting list.


Frustrated by the wait, Ramírez tried to swim across the river with his daughter on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading below...





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