U.S.-Mexico Border: A School for Asylum Seekers Goes Virtual

MATAMOROS, MEXICO – DECEMBER 08: Immigrant children make Christmas decorations during class at “The Sidewalk School” at a camp for asylum seekers on December 08, 2019 in the Mexican border town of Matamoros, Mexico. The weekly class, where U.S. volunteers teach basic English, math and geography is run by the “Team Brownsville” humanitarian assistance organization for immigrants seeking political asylum in the United States. The squalid camp, located across the international bridge from Brownsville, Texas houses more than 1,000 Central American and Mexican immigrants. Most asylum seekers and now required by the U.S. government to stay in Mexico during the legal asylum process, part of the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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