Lizbeth Diaz and Mimi Dwyer
Mexico Metropolis – As an rising variety of migrants flee humanitarian crises in Central America, makeshift encampments are rising alongside Mexico’s border with the USA, the place the migrants finally hope to achieve asylum.
Greater than 1 000 individuals, together with tons of of youngsters, reside in a set of tents on the base of a global bridge in Tijuana, in keeping with Mexico’s nationwide human rights fee.
Over 200 extra migrants are tenting out within the plaza in Reynosa, throughout from McAllen, Texas, the fee mentioned.
There was a pointy enhance within the variety of Central American kids and households fleeing to the USA in latest months, because the area is gripped by a worsening financial and starvation disaster.
The variety of households apprehended by US brokers whereas crossing the border almost tripled in February from a month earlier to about 19 000 individuals.
US ports of entry stay closed to the overwhelming majority of asylum seekers.
The Biden administration is quickly expelling nearly all of migrants caught crossing the border again into Mexico, though unaccompanied minors and a few households have been permitted to enter the USA to pursue their asylum circumstances.
Earlier this month, Mexican authorities dismantled a sprawling migrant encampment within the border metropolis of Matamoros, after US officers permitted nearly all of the camp’s residents to cross into Texas.
Their entrance was a part of the Biden administration’s efforts to reverse his predecessor’s controversial program, often called Migrant Safety Protocols (MPP), which pressured hundreds of asylum seekers to attend in Mexico whereas their claims superior by means of US courts.
Nearly all of the residents of the brand new encampments in Tijuana and Reynosa will not be enrolled within the MPP program.