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Congressmen helps migrant girl with Down syndrome get into US

Congressmen helps migrant girl with Down syndrome get into US

The Associated Press
Updated: January 17, 2020 06:55 PM
Created: January 17, 2020 06:51 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A delegation from the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus has helped a 6-year-old migrant girl with Down Syndrome and a heart condition get paroled in the United States.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico said Friday he and other members accompanied the girl to a Port of Entry in Brownsville, Texas, and asked federal immigration authorities to allow the girl into the country to seek medical treatment.

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There are exemption for vulnerable people in the Trump administration's “Remain in Mexico” policy for migrants seeking asylum.

The girl and her family had previously been denied entry. 


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