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LISTEN: This Man Waited Days To Join His Family In The U.S. And Seek Asylum; They Asked Him To Turn Back

A native of Guatemala who is fleeing persecution struggles to reach his family in the U.S.


Marcos Samayoa learns that his wife is detained and has been separated from their children as he waits on the Brownsville/Gateway International Bridge on June 20, 2018.

Marcos Samayoa fled persecution in Guatemala to seek asylum in the United States. But his journey came to an abrupt halt at the halfway point of the bridge between Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas. And after sleeping on the bridge for three nights, he received a sobering message from his family.