Mexican families struggle to send virus victims back home

STILL UNTITLED: Immigrant family
Posted at 2:31 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 15:31:25-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Mexican families are struggling to send home the bodies of loved ones who have died of COVID-19 in the U.S.

Returning a body to another country is never easy, but the coronavirus has added extra bureaucracy and costs.

All of this is happening at a time when many Mexicans have lost their jobs.

For grieving loved ones on both sides of the border, the challenges include overwhelmed funeral homes, closed government offices and limited flights.

More than a thousand Mexican immigrants have died of the virus in the U.S.