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Chicago-area shelters see most young migrants from Mexico border seeking asylum in U.S. since 2014

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Francisco Andres Pedro, 19, and his sister, Eulalia Andres Pedro, 17, at West Side Park in Champaign on May 14, 2021. Both traveled from Guatemala by foot and sometimes by car to the U.S.-Mexico border in 2015 when they were 14 and 12. She has been granted permanent residence, while Francisco’s asylum case is still pending. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

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