U.S. closes major border crossing as asylum-seekers protest shelter conditions, slow U.S. processing

U.S. closes major border crossing as asylum-seekers protest shelter conditions, slow U.S. processing

On this holiday Sunday, United States officials have temporarily closed the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro, California, after roughly 500 Central American asylum-seekers marched to the border to protest their conditions and slow U.S. processing. Mexican police set up barricades, turning back cars and foot traffic into the United States.

After some migrants instead walked across the Tijuana River (a mostly dry concrete flood channel) and attempted to enter the United States through a fence, U.S. authorities fired tear gas at the group to disperse them.

via Daily Kos U.S. closes major border crossing as asylum-seekers protest shelter conditions, slow U.S. processing