Border Crossings Increase to Over 75,000 a Month - New York Times
The continued arrival of asylum seekers from Central America is putting strain on an already over worked system, highlighting families more than ever in the move to cross the border.
Asylum Reform, Not Troops, Is the Solution to the Current Border Reality. Migrant Policy Institute
Today’s arrivals from Central America do not represent a national security threat or crisis; they are fleeing deep poverty, violence, and insecurity.
The busiest port of entry along the southwest border was shut down by U.S. immigration officials...after hundreds of Central American migrants hoping to declare asylum attempted to cross fencing that separates Mexico and the U.S.
The fearful look on the face of a Central American man cradling a baby in his arms as he scrambled away from a wall of Mexican police in riot gear quickly became one of the defining images taken by Reuters photographers of the migrant caravan that started entering Mexico.
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