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From the bridge, migrants are taken to a nearby office where Customs and Border Protection officers ask their names, check databases for any criminal or terrorist history, and interview them to learn more about their fear of returning to their countries.  Although the numbers of asylum-seekers were down in 2017 from the previous year, the office is always busy. Two women from Cuba told officers why they did not want to go back to the communist nation.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement