DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – “Soy de Mexíco,” a woman responds, when CBS11 asked her where she’s from.
Her 10-year-old son stands close by, but it’s another woman, accompanied by two other children, who has joined the mother seeking information about their transfer to a bus scheduled to take them to Georgia.READ MORE: Health Officials Urge Safety Measures Against West Nile Virus In North Texas
Both women have electronic monitors locked around their ankles. The monitors say more than the women.
They are immigrants who’ve entered the country illegally.
Instead of placing the women in a South Texas detention facility or placing their children in a separate holding location, the women will face court hearings in Georgia.
The women declined to discuss their views on U.S. detention of children separate from parents.READ MORE: 350-Pound Man Wanted In Dallas For Alleged 'Lewd Sex Act With Children Present' In Restaurant
One relative of a couple from Honduras said the family, complete with two sons, was caught crossing into the U.S. from Mexico illegally. But the couple wears the monitors, and will catch the next bus from Dallas to Tennessee, to meet with family.
Samuel Franco had no monitor, and few restrictions, as he left the downtown Dallas Greyhound bus station.
Franco arrived from Venezuela, complete with temporary visa. His one year old son Angelo was born in the U.S. This is Franco’s first time to touch his son.
He said he respects American laws on immigration, and received clearance to visit. But his plan is built on staying here.MORE NEWS: Elementary School Placed On Lockdown After Police Chase Suspect Hides Near Campus
“I’m here now. I want to stay,” he said.