Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 2, 2019, 1:51 AM GMT By Dennis Romero When President Trump argues that the United States needs a wall along the southern border, he likes to point to San Diego's success. There, double and triple barriers fortify the westernmost stretch of the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border as U.S. Border Patrol agents drive SUVs along frontage roads and hover overhead in helicopters. The militarized border touching the communities of Imperial Beach, San Ysidro and Otay Mesa contributed to a 75 percent decline in crossings in the years immediately after fencing was installed in the 1990s, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. The decline mirrors a border-wide decrease.Apprehensions of those suspected of illegally crossing the entire Southwest border experienced an uptick in 2018 over 2017 to nearly 467,000 but remained at less … [Read more...] about Trump says San Diego’s border barrier works, but it pushes migrants to more dangerous areas
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Gregory Bull, Associated Press Updated 5:23 pm CST, Monday, December 10, 2018 Immigrant rights activists are arrested by border patrol agents during a protest at the border wall in San Diego, Calif., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Immigrant rights activists are arrested by border patrol agents during a protest at the border wall in San Diego, Calif., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Photo: Gregory Bull, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Immigrant rights activists are arrested by border patrol agents during a protest at the border wall in San Diego, Calif., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Immigrant rights activists are arrested by border patrol agents during a protest at the border wall in San Diego, Calif., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. … [Read more...] about Border Patrol arrests 32 at San Diego demonstration
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 25, 2018 / 11:39 PM GMT / Updated 8:46 AM GMT By Annie Rose Ramos and Tim Stelloh TIJUANA, Mexico — American authorities used tear gas on hundreds of migrants who tried to enter the United States illegally Sunday, prompting officials to shut down operations at the border crossing between this city and San Diego, one of the busiest in the world. U.S. Customs and Border Protection suspended all vehicles and pedestrians from passing through the San Ysidro Port of Entry at 11:30 a.m. after the migrants tried to cross on either side of the inspection station. San Ysidro was reopened shortly after 6 p.m., the agency said. Some migrants said they tried crossing only after being denied access to the port of entry where they could claim asylum. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that it used tear gas and pepper … [Read more...] about San Diego border crossing shut down after migrants try entering U.S.
The San Ysidro Port of Entry began closing lanes and pedestrian crossings Sunday morning amid marches on both sides of the border in support of the migrant caravan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection closed all southbound lanes into Mexico at the San Ysidro Port of Entry at around 11:15 a.m. Northbound vehicle traffic processing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry was also suspended. Shortly after, CBP closed pedestrian crossings at the east and west facilities. The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the busiest land border crossing in the world. This also comes as families started heading home after the Thanksgiving weekend. Nearly 20 migrant rights and social justice groups make up the San Diego Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition, which hosted the U.S.-side march. The coalition and others started at Larsen Field on Camino de la Plaza. The group said President Trump created a “war-like situation at the border.” Other marches were planned across the nation, including … [Read more...] about As Migrant Supporters March at Border, Crossing Lanes Close at San Diego Entry Port
World Immigration Thousands of Central American migrants traveling with a caravan that has been stationed in Mexico City for days have decided to push on towards the U.S., opting to take the longer, but likely safer, route to Tijuana, which borders San Diego, California. While Mexico has offered refuge, asylum and work visas to those who choose to stay in the country, the Associated Press has reported that migrants made the decision late Thursday to leave the Mexico City sports stadium where they have been taking shelter and continue their journey to the U.S. on Friday. If caravan members do decide to make their way to Tijuana, they will have a roughly 1,775 mile journey ahead of them. A group of Central American migrants heading in a caravan to the US, and who are staying at a shelter set up at the Sports City in the Mexican capital, during a stop in their journey, march towards the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees headquarters in Mexico City on … [Read more...] about Migrant Caravan on the Move Again: Thousands to Depart Mexico City for San Diego Border, As Trump Plans Asylum Ban