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Families wait at "El Chaparral," a border crossing near San Ysidro, California, to hear which names are called from the asylum waitlist. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
Families wait at "El Chaparral," a border crossing near San Ysidro, California, to hear which names are called from the asylum waitlist. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services notified local immigration attorneys that asylum officers from Boston will be sent to the southwest border with Mexico to address the influx of asylum seekers there.

It's a move Boston immigration attorneys say will impact their clients' chances of asylum.

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Shannon Dooling, WBUR reporter. She tweets @sdooling.

Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, WBUR legal analyst. She tweets @ngertner.

This segment aired on August 22, 2019.

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