Immigration Hearings For Central American Refugees Begin In South Side

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –- Child immigrants have yet to arrive at Holy Family Institute, but many others are already here in our area.

An estimated three dozen young people from Central America are applying for asylum or special immigration status.

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They’re refugees from Central America, now living in our area, applying for asylum here in the U.S. Little kids and teenagers, like the young woman from Honduras KDKA’s Andy Sheehan spoke to Wednesday.

Sheehan: “And you’re applying for asylum?”
Woman: “Yes. We too.”

Inside the Homeland Security building on the South Side, they appear before a video screen and an immigration judge who sits in Philadelphia.

Another woman is seeking legal status for herself and her three children, saying they have fled the drug cartels in Guatemala.

“It is very terrible in our country, ” a woman explained with the help of a translator. “If you…

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