U.S. heads for record Nicaragua deportations, despite Ortega criticism
A group of Nicaraguan asylum-seekers pleaded with a US immigration judge to not send them back to Mexico.
The federal government recently resumed Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program hearings in El Paso, Texas.
Several dozen foreign nationals detained in the US placed in the MPP program have been permitted to come to the US this week from Juarez to plead their case.
Asylum-seekers must prove prosecution based on race, gender, political opinion, or for being part of a designated group or class.
The first group of four Nicaraguan migrants appeared before the judge on Thursday morning.
All four asylum-seekers expressed their fear of returning to Mexico.