For migrants, arduous US journey ends with sigh of relief on a plane

McAllen (United States) (AFP) – It will be the first time on a plane for most of the undocumented families that arrive daily at the McAllen, Texas airport, holding envelopes that read “Please help me, I don’t speak English.” The envelopes are not passports per se, but might as well be: Inside are the families’ boarding passes and negative Covid tests — everything they need to continue onward on their long journeys fleeing their home countries. After risking their lives to travel hundreds of miles (kilometers) by bus, car, trailer and on foot, trekking dangerous routes controlled by drug traff…

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