Asylum seekers, many of them Russian, are seeking to reach U.S. soil through San Diego’s main port of entry from Tijuana. One case led to a December 12, 2021 use of force incident.
Some Mexican families are among the hundreds of mostly Central Americans awaiting their turn to seek asylum on the U.S. side of the border in Matamoros, Mexico.
A two-part audio series looks at the impact of the Trump administration’s crackdown on asylum, reporting from Ciudad Juárez and Tapachula.
The plight of migrants forced to wait in Mexican border towns for a chance to seek asylum on the U.S. side.
U.S. policies like metering and Remain in Mexico have created a large community of stranded asylum seekers, from many countries, in Tijuana.