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Central American Border-crossers Both Pushed, Drawn to US

August 11, 2014 05:55 PM
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The tens of thousands of Central Americans who have crossed over the border in south Texas seeking asylum over the past year left their homelands to escape poverty and violence. But they also have been drawn to the United States by the idea that they would be allowed to stay. Even though many of them, in fact, face deportation after their expensive, difficult and dangerous journey, they say they had no choice but to try. VOA's Greg Flakus has more in this report.