Breaking at the border

Breaking at the border
A mother and child are part of a group that passed through a breach in the US-Mexico border fence on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico. They were detained by border patrol agents almost immediately on the US side

Trump’s policies have caused chaos for border guards and shocking conditions for asylum seekers at the detention centres in Tijuana and El Paso, just south of the border between the US and Mexico

If you want a study in contrasts, they don’t come much greater than the border area that separates Mexico and the United States at its most western point. The beach that is shared by the US and Mexico is divided by a 30-foot barrier that stretches for several hundred feet out into the Pacific Ocean.

South of the border, Tijuana’s wretched, overcrowded and violent migrant detention centres teem with misery.

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