Inside Trump’s immigration tent courts for asylum seekers

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Underneath a white tarpaulin roof, behind razor wire and barking police dogs, Wendy Ramírez Penosa and her two teenage sons stood before an immigration judge sitting 30 miles (48km) away from them. Through tears, they begged the court to keep them safe. “My children have been threatened with kidnap,” Ramírez said through a translator on Monday afternoon, describing threats both in Mexico and in Honduras, her home country. “They said I would be forced to work in a brothel.” “I don’t want to be taken back to Mexico. They killed my father [in Honduras]. That is why we are fleeing.”