Reuters reported that hundreds of migrants have arrived in Mexican border cities such as Tijuana, after they were encouraged by news that the United States and Mexico had reopened the land border crossings between them.
From tomorrow, Monday, the borders will be reopened, after they were closed for 20 months, with the aim of limiting the spread of COVID-19, as the two countries succeeded in limiting new infections and vaccinating border communities.
Migrants’ efforts to enter the United States may increase pressure on Washington to control the border, after this year’s influx of migrants from restive parts of Central America and the Caribbean has tested President Joe Biden.
Andrea Morales, a Guatemalan who has been living in a makeshift camp for a month next to the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, said, “I will try…we want to cross the border…I can’t stay in Mexico anymore…There is a lot of violence here.” .
“I believe in God and that I will be able to cross and give my children a better life,” she added, carrying her baby among dozens of tents.