Central American migrants camped at the US-Mexican border hope to claim asylum in the US. Few of them are likely to successfully meet the strict criteria. But the transgender applicants among them may have a better chance.
Maribel Ponce Hernandez joined the migrant caravan trekking through Central America to escape Honduras. The single mom is unflinching in her aim to reach the US, regardless of what President Donald Trump has to say.
Thousands of migrants have left Mexico City for a 2,800-kilometer route through areas known for cartel violence. Organizers said the route to Tijuana is less dangerous than heading straight to the closest US entryway.
Thousands of Central Americans marching towards the US border have applied for asylum in Mexico. Three caravans of people fleeing Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have spent the past few weeks trekking north.
US President Donald Trump has described a caravan of Central American migrants approaching the US border as a "national emergency." Hundreds of troops may be on the way.
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