Photo of drowned migrants triggers fight over Trump asylum clampdown

A pedestrian walks above the Rio Grande, near the location where the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month old daughter Valeria were found after they drowned, on the Mexican side of the Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) – A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a U.S. political debate over President Donald Trump’s asylum policies. The picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez, 25, and his 24-month-old daughter Angie Valeria put […]

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