Many of them seek legal asylum upon entry.
Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. What happens when people aren't looking, for the vast majority of folks seeking refuge here? Amna Nawaz, thank you. This was a policy meant, among other things, to be a deterrent, but in this case it wasn't that. Angelica through translator: Department of State International Traveler's Visa Requirements Passport holders from countries on Mexico's no visa required list do not need to apply for a formal visa to visit Mexico.
This permit is no big deal to get it as you will not need a plethora of documents, just your passport. It hadn't been done before.
There are a number of reports of people who are making legal crossings, who are presenting themselves, saying that they want to claim asylum, and then similar to what Angelica went through, being turned away, being prevented from entering the port of entry and making that claim. Recent Posts The most bizarre museum in Mexico.
This May , Customs and Border Protection took 6,405 unaccompanied children into custody, compared with 10,578 children in May 2014. It's just after 9: The airport offers access to over 30 destinations within Mexico and direct flights from China. There are 48 official entry points between the two countries. Wednesday, and a crowd gathers on the Mexican side of the bridge.
Just after 7: Angelica and Sofi wait, under a hot sun, to learn their fate, while a CBP official patiently answers questions. Email Address Subscribe. How typical is it? When the economy was weaker and unemployment was higher, fewer people were apprehended while crossing.
Health Feb 26. This journey of a few hundred yards can take a matter of minutes. So, Amna, this is a harrowing story. Just remember carrying guns and drugs is a felony, here, there and everywhere.
Economists say the reasons people choose to cross the border illegally are changing. Next Article September:: Dalesio, Associated Press.