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Mirna Vasquez, a refugee from El Salvador, has her ankle monitor swabbed by a TSA official in the airport in San Antonio, Texas, on December 2, 2015. Penado fled El Salvador with her daughter to escape gang-related violence. After requesting political asylum in the United States, they were held for several days by immigration officials and then released, although she wears an ankle monitors. They stayed briefly in a shelter run by the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) and supported by a coalition of San Antonio churches, then flew to another location in the U.S. while they await final decisions on their asylum petition.