Honduran teens fight to stay in Waukegan, say they witnessed murder

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The immigration crisis along America’s southern border is hitting close to home tonight.

Two teenagers, who entered the country illegally from Honduras, are fighting to stay in Waukegan with their mother. They say they witnessed a horrendous crime in their home country and needed to get out.

16-year-old Miguel Angel and his 18-year-old sister Mechele were detained after Dept of Homeland Security says they entered the country through Texas illegally back in May.

Their mother Olga Casco has lived and worked in Waukegan for years. Her immigration status however isn't known. She also has another daughter who was born here.

The family and the Lake County chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens or LULAC-want to explain to the court why they felt they had no choice but to come to America to live with their mother. They say they have evidence to prove the teens were witness to a very violent crime involving violent drug cartels and gangs in Honderous.

LULAC says the teens saw four people killed and their grandmother wounded in a gun battle. They say they've been threatened with violence if they told anyone about the crime.

They want political asylum and their American sister just wants them to stay in Waukegan.

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