Posted on September 14, 2023

Migrants ‘From All Over the Globe’ Gather Between California Border Barriers

Mike Blake, Reuters, September 12, 2023

Hundreds of migrants, including families, from Africa, Asia and Latin America gathered on Tuesday between the two massive border barriers that separate the United States and Mexico near San Diego, a scene reminiscent of an earlier gathering in May.


“The developments of the numbers that we are seeing began on Tuesday, Wednesday of last week,” said Adriana Jasso, a human rights advocate at the American Friends Service Committee.


In May, a COVID-era provision known as Title 42 that blocked most asylum seekers from legal entry to the United States expired, prompting hundreds to camp out between the same barriers while waiting for processing by U.S. authorities.

Jasso called the new crowd an “unofficial gathering of the United Nations.”

“We have people from all over the globe. We have people from Cameroon; we have people from West Africa; we have people from Colombia. We have people from Peru, from Ecuador, some from Mexico,” Jasso said. {snip}