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America Ferrera leads a visit to migrant housing in Tijuana and calls for changes in US asylum policy

. 11 March 2019, 16:36 GMT By Nicole Acevedo The actress America Ferrera and a group of actors and activists have spoken out against the Trump administration policy that requires asylum seekers in the United States instead wait in Mexico. The actress led a group, including Gina Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Kendrick Sampson and Roselyn Sánchez, to a shelter …

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In Tijuana, only 20 immigrants can apply for asylum on a daily basis. Previously, they took up to 100 people, and immigration lawyers are affected.

The port of entry connecting Tijuana with San Diego, the country's busiest border crossing, will allow only 20 migrants to apply for asylum every Friday, a Mexican government official said Friday. Before the change in policy, customs and border guards had processed up to 100 people per day. The capacity reduction – known in immigration circles as "metering" – came …

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U.S. Tijuana border fence

TIJUANA, Mexico – U.S. Pat. Authorities fired tear gas into Tijuana. Associated Press photographer witnessed at least three volleys of gas launched on the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana's beach early Tuesday. Migrants who spoke with AP said they arrived last month with the caravan from Honduras. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement that the …

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AP PHOTOS: Migrants in Tijuana trickle over and under the wall

Honduran migrant Joel Mendez, 22, feeds his eight-month-old son Daniel while his 24-year-old partner Yesenia Martinez drills through a hole in the US border wall in Tijuana, Mexico on Friday Creeps, December 7, 2018. Moments later, Martinez surrendered to the waiting frontier guards, while Mendez stayed in Tijuana to work and said he feared he would be deported when he …

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Democratic MEP joins migrants in Tijuana and trumps "Humanitarian Crisis"

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) Came to migrants in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday and sent President Trump for triggering a "humanitarian crisis" on the border. Jayapal, first vice chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, met with migrants seeking asylum in the United States. She told Politico Friday that Trump "lies about this caravan". "He tries to use people who seek asylum …

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Tijuana excludes the mobile home for migrants

MEXICO CITY – The Tijuana city government announced on Saturday that it had closed a refugee home in a sports complex near the US border, which once held 6,000 Central Americans hoping to enter the US [19659002] The migrants were moved far from the border into a former concert hall. The city said in a statement that the sports complex …

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Heavy rain turns Tijuana asylum camp into mud | Mexico News

Tijuana, Mexico – When heavy rains flooded the already unsanitary camp on the northern side of Tijuana on Thursday night, housing thousands of Central American asylum seekers, the authorities began moving small groups into a new government-managed hall to lay east of the border between the US and Mexico. In total, 700 of the 6,000 people accommodated in the sports …

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Some migrant caravan members deporting themselves while the frustration grows in Tijuana

Resources are scarce as migrants flood Tijuana City officials say they are worried about money and resource shortages as more than 6,000 Central American migrants populate the Mexican border town; Jeff Paul reports from Tijuana. TIJUANA – Just after four in the morning on Wednesday morning, a large white truck drove to the Benito Juarez Sports Complex in Tijuana, when …

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Crime threatens migrants on the Mexican border, as Tijuana explains the crisis

By Lizbeth Diaz TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable migrants are at risk of becoming victims of crime in the Mexican border town of Tijuana, where thousands of Central Americans from caravans may be stranded for months Advocates of asylum rules [19659003]. Some 4,600 migrants from the run-down caravans whose outrage has upset US President Donald Trump …

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