When 149 migrants were escorted onto a bridge by U.S. Border Patrol agents, they had no idea where they were being taken. Many collapsed, crying, when they learned they were back in Mexico.
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — They came in groups of 30, children dangling from adults’ arms, escorted on Thursday afternoon by United States Border Patrol agents across the Paso del Norte bridge until they reached the halfway point. Then, they were handed off to Mexican authorities.
“Where are we?” one father asked a journalist with The New York Times.
“Ciudad Juárez,” came the reply.
The father, who hadn’t been told by U.S. officials where he and the rest of the group of migrants were being taken, looked bewildered.
“Mexico,” the journalist clarified.
Faces contorted from confusion to anguish. Many of the parents started sobbing, tears of frustration falling on the children they cradled.
two powerful hurricanes slammed into Honduras within as many weeks, leaving him jobless and homeless in November.
“They deceived us because in the United States they never told us that they were going to deport us,” Mr. Bautista said.