Migrants seeking asylum camp along Mexico’s northern border, as over 100 asylum seekers have been sleeping under tarps for days along the border wall between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego. These migrants are hoping to enter the United States, but they are forced to wait in Mexico due to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy implemented by the Trump administration.
The MPP policy, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are being processed in the United States. This policy was implemented in 2019, and it has been widely criticized by immigration advocates and human rights organizations, who argue that it puts asylum seekers in danger by exposing them to violence, kidnapping, and extortion.
The Biden administration has promised to end the MPP policy, but the process has been slow due to legal challenges and logistical issues. As a result, many asylum seekers remain stranded in Mexico, where they face harsh living conditions and uncertain futures.
The situation along the border has been further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to border closures and travel restrictions. Many asylum seekers are stuck in overcrowded shelters or makeshift camps, where they are at risk of contracting the virus.
Human rights organizations have called on the Biden administration to take immediate action to end the MPP policy and provide assistance to asylum seekers stranded in Mexico. They argue that the United States has a legal and moral obligation to provide protection to those who are fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries.
In the meantime, the migrants camping along the border continue to wait and hope for a better future. They face numerous challenges, including the risk of violence, the lack of basic necessities like food and water, and the uncertainty of their legal status. Despite these challenges, they remain determined to seek asylum in the United States and build a new life for themselves and their families.