With immigration on the national forefront - many families from Central and South America continue to seek asylum at ports of entry.
Pregnant mother of three, Ines, of Michoacan, Mexico says she's been in Sonora for 15 days.
Went down to the #usmexicoborder in Nogales to speak to families seeking asylum. Thank you to the families who spoke to me ... on and off camera. This family has been waiting for 15 days. They left their home because of crime and fear. Story tonight on @kgun9 at 10 . . . #Mexico #asylees #seekingasylum #kgun9 #deconciniportofentry #sonoramexico #localnews #tucson #arizona #immigration
Ines is seeking asylum because she is fearful for the life of her two teenage boys. "Mexico is really bad. A lot of violence, crime by young people, robberies and deaths. It's so bad you can even go out to the streets."
Ines and her family made it to the border with no money, just the clothes on their backs with the help of a family member in Alabama.
Many of the families seeking asylum were sleeping on the ground with their blankets, back-packs and their children.
Families seeking #asylum at Deconcini Port of Entry in Nogales.
— Jennifer Martinez (@Jennymartineztv) June 29, 2018
Ines says, she wants the United States to allow her to help her and her family as they hope for a better life.
While the process has been long she's been following the proper procedure and seeking asylum at a port of entry.
"It's very slow process but we hope God can give us the support that we're asking for," says Ines.