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Mirna Esperanza Martinez, from El Salvador, rests with family members June 10, 2019, at the Buen Pastor migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. They are subject to a new policy that makes asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their asylum cases wind through U.S. immigration court. (Cedar Attanasio/AP)

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In a cramped San Diego courtroom, immigrant mothers cradled restless babies and toddlers as they waited to go before a judge. After a quick exchange, they were whisked back to Mexico where they face months, or possibly years, before their cases play out in the U.S.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and CEDAR ATTANASIO, Associated Press June 11, 2019