- The migrants are being dropped off by smugglers who drive up to the border barrier and drop off the migrants who then walk around an area where the border barrier ends1.
- The number of migrants crossing the border is constantly fluctuating, with 600 one day, then 300 the next, then back to 6001.
- Border Patrol agents give priority to women and children, and while Border Report was there, an agent called out for women to line up to get them ready for transport to a Border Patrol Station about 30 miles away1.
- Border Kindness, a group based in El Centro, California, provides asylum-seekers, migrants, refugees, and the displaced with basic needs like food3.
- The U.S. government supports international organization and NGO partners to respond to the needs of asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced persons, and vulnerable migrants in Mexico6.
The Historical Context
- Hundreds of thousands of people cross the border legally each day, and an estimated 1.6 million U.S. citizens live in Mexico6.
- The United States works with Mexico to address the root causes of irregular migration and to implement humane migration management policies that prioritize control and security for our respective borders6.
- It remains to be seen how the situation will evolve in the future and whether efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration will be successful6.
- The situation is a reminder of the ongoing challenges facing the United States and Mexico in addressing the issue of irregular migration6.
The situation of hundreds of migrants crossing the border daily and gathering in the mountains east of San Diego is a significant development that highlights the ongoing challenges facing the United States and Mexico in addressing the issue of irregular migration. It remains to be seen how the situation will evolve in the future, but it is a reminder of the need for continued efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration.