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ONLY ON ABC-7: Deportees face uncertain future in Mexico

Deportees face uncertain future

CIUDAD JUAREZ - Many of the undocumented immigrants from Mexico in danger of being deported face an uncertain future.
 
Bogar Escarsega Dominguez was detained for three months and deported in November. He tells ABC-7, like many others, he came to the United States to work. As soon as he crossed the border, he says he was detained at the Luna County Detention Center in Deming.

Dominguez said his journey crossing the border and his three-month long stay in detention was "ugly." He says he's happy to be free.

Dominguez, like many other migrants, sought refuge at "Casa del Migrante" in Ciudad, Juarez.

"It's their dream to be in the United States," said Blanca Rivera, with the shelter.

Rivera leads the Juarez shelter and says migrants from all over come and go daily. She says those deported are vulnerable and their self-esteem is at an all-time low. She and other volunteers do what they can to provide support, shelter and three meals a day.

The migrants are only allowed to stay for a couple of days at a time so that they can find work and get their life in order before moving on.

In light of President Trump's change in deportation priorities, which could lead to more of them, the city of Juarez along with the Mexican federal government will open up a new shelter for those deported from the United States.

"Somos Mexicanos" is scheduled to open its doors Friday, March 3, 2017.

Officials will use a former government building that is currently vacant. Once open, it will house up to 400 people.

Once in Mexico, officials give each of the deportees a backpack with a repatriation letter, phone card and a bus ticket. Where they decide to go after that, is up to them.

Some will decide to go back to the United States, but for those like Dominguez, the 'American Dream" is no longer a lure.


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