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Migrants pin their hopes on Mexico with record number of asylum applications

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the face of political uncertainty in the United States, migrants from Central and South America are pinning their hopes on Mexico, which in April received 9,189 requests from the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid (Comar), the highest monthly figure in its history.

The illusion of a Mexican future is palpable at Casa Mambré, a shelter for asylum seekers where Roxana Villafuerte has been waiting for almost a year for Comar to resolve her application so that she can work and support her nine-month-old baby, whose father is Mexican.

"I intend to stay . . .

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