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    Reports: Drowned Salvadoran Father and Daughter Were Heading to Dallas
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    A Texas Department of Public Safety boat patrols the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border. The river is considered one of the busiest highways used by criminals.

    Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and Angie Valeria Martinez Avalos, the father and daughter whose dead bodies were photographed along the shores of the Rio Grande on Monday after they drowned, were heading to Dallas.

    Family members living in Dallas had guaranteed Martinez that they would find work here, according to Rosa Maria Ramirez, Martinez’s mother, the BBC reports.

    The family set out for the U.S. in early April and had been in Mexico for about two months. They were unable to request asylum due to the Trump administration’s metering efforts that are keeping migrants in Mexico before they are summoned by U.S. officials to formally request asylum.

    You can read the full story from our media partners at The Dallas Morning News by clicking here.

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