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>> Arly Marcial gave birth to her son alone her 2,800 mile journey from Honduras to Tijuana. Thousand of central Americans migrants have walk or head straight on a similar path in hopes of entry the US for a better life. But very few have set out on the grueling journey while eight months pregnant.
Reuters correspondent Dan Trotta met up with her and her kids in Tijuana.>> In the case of this family, she's walking with rubber flip flops on the highway while pregnant and pushing a baby carriage. When a ride does come along, it's in the back of a flat bed truck or inside a dump truck.
That said, she may have received a bit of extra charity, by virtue of being pregnant. People noticed her condition and were more forthcoming with charity, people would offer them money and food. After she gave birth in Puebla, the consulate Honduras was involved they brought her to Mexico City.
From there friendly stranger offered to buy their bus ticket to get them from Mexico city to Tijuana.>> Tijuana is where Marcial's family waits for what could be months to get their first interview with US officials. They're seeking asylum in the US to flee violence in their home town of Sabah, Honduras.
Where a shootout recently left a man dead at their doorstep. But there are no guarantees migrants like Marcial will get what they want.>> Getting asylum is very difficult, especially for Hondurans, about 14% have received asylum so far this fiscal year. Not all the cases have been adjudicated, but that 14% compares to more than 20% for the rest of the world as a whole.
>> President Trump is pushing forward on his hard line stance on immigration.>> Because when you have open borders, you have crime.>> But even so, Marcial says she is holding on to hope, telling Reuters that she's praying Trump will soften.