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12:00 AM, June 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, June 28, 2019

Trump deportation threat sows panic among migrants

Around 100 people are jammed into offices in Miami that are offering free or low-cost legal advice to migrants, many of them undocumented and desperate to normalize their status after President Donald Trump threatened to deport millions of people in the coming weeks.

With heads bowed and files bulging with forms and papers, the undocumented migrants -- most of them from Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti or Honduras -- are waiting to meet specialists who can help their case.

Jose Luis says he escaped from Cuba to Guyana before crossing South America to Chile, then following the Andes north and finally crossing the US-Mexico border into Texas.

He eventually reached Miami where he was reunited with his 14-year-old daughter.

 

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