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Edwin Chacon, an asylum seeker from Honduras, watches as TSA agent Norma Villegas and Border Patrol agent Rene Perez inspect his papers in the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas. Chacon was transported to the airport by the Posada Providencia in San Benito, where Chacon, 18, stayed for several days after being released by immigration authorities pending a judicial hearing on his asylum request. He was on his way to stay with a relative elsewhere in the United States.<br />
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Sponsored by the Catholic Sisters of Divine Providence, the Posada Providencia provides a safe place for people in crisis from all over the world who are seeking legal refuge in the United States.