Hundreds tried to force their way into the US yesterday amid rumors that immigrants would be admitted to the US that dayMexicoborder crossing.
Agence France-Presse reported that around noon yesterday, a large group of mainly Venezuelan migrants began to gather near the entrance to a bridge at the US-Mexico border that connects the southern US to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in El Paso. Connects to Aye, Texas. ,
Large numbers of migrants worried about applying to the US after traveling thousands of miles across Central America and MexicoShelterFrustrated by frequent delays and difficulties. Some migrants told AFP they believed the United States would open immigration to celebrate so-called “Immigration Day”.
Pictures on social media showed a large group of migrants, including many women and children, running towards the border, chanting “Move America!”
Soon they saw police officers with barbed wire, orange barricades and shields.
Enrique Valenzuela, a social worker assisting migrants in Ciudad Juárez, said US border agents acted “of course” and closed the bridge.
Jackson Solis, a 23-year-old Venezuelan, also came to the bridge yesterday to see if the rumors were true. “We all ran, they surrounded us with barbed wire and fired tear gas at us,” he said.
Immigrants must now complete an online asylum application appointment through the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) app, and asylum seekers must apply in advance rather than upon arrival.
The Biden administration is hoping to stem the record-breaking flow of immigrants and asylum seekers into the United States. These immigrants chase the American dream through often perilous journeys organized by people-smuggling organizations.
Today around 200,000 per monthillegal immigrantThe vast majority of those attempting to cross the US-Mexico border are from Central and South America, and most of them will apply for asylum on the grounds of poverty and rampant violence in their hometowns.
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