On the Mexican border desperate women face impossible choice

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For the women and children hoping to cross into the US, the options are death at home or forced separation in Texas

A group of weary women sort through a suitcase of used clothes in the shady yard of a migrant shelter close to the US border, while their infants breastfeed or nap on makeshift beds and older children take turns playing on a brightly painted slide.

Most of the 60 or so women staying at the Madre Assunta Scalabrini nun’s shelter in Tijuana are on a rapidly expanding list waiting to be allowed to seek asylum with their children across the border in San Diego, where they remain hopeful that US authorities will take pity on them.

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