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One story from a migrant bused to Newburgh

Jun 05, 2023 12:21 pm

Mid-Hudson News reports about the story of one migrant who was recently bused to the Hudson Valley by politicians elsewhere. Abraham, speaking French to an English interpreter, says he is a Mauritanian native who wanted to escape the corruption and danger there. His journey took him through El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico, then New York City and then bused to the Town of Newburgh with dozens of others in two hotels. On the way, he told the translator, “People would take out guns and try to harass you and try to rob you. He said he had a friend who actually died on the way, and on the way there, there are a lot of dead bodies, people who are dead in the forest, just trying to make their way there." Abraham is trying to get asylum in September, then get a job, and assimilate into American culture. Read more about this story at Mid-Hudson News.