The very American myth of 'exceptional immigrants'. It is time for more privileged immigrants in the US to stop seeing themselves as more deserving than others. Source 9m.
77 unauthorized immigrants found in UPS truck near border. A traffic stop on what appeared to be a brown UPS truck in Boulevard on Monday evening revealed 77 unauthorized immigrants stuffed shoulder-to-shoulder inside its hot cargo area. Source 3f.
Thus is the desperation to get across the border even if you may lose your life or go to jail over it.
International Level: New Activist / Political Participation: 16 1.6%
Migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana, prepares to request asylum. About 345 people traveling with a migrant caravan sharply criticized by President Donald Trump arrived this week in Tijuana, the group’s final destination in Mexico before coming to the U.S. Border to ask for asylum. Source 5z.
Caravan supporters rally on both sides of the international border. Hundreds of supporters of a migrant caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in San Diego rallied on both sides of the sea wall dividing Mexico from the United States on Sunday. Source 6w.
First Central American caravan members admitted at San Ysidro Port of Entry. Eight members of a group of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States were admitted Monday night into the San Ysidro Port of Entry, according to leaders of the Pueblo Sin Fronteras Caravan that brought them to the Tijuana-San Diego border. Source 5q.
How do you seek asylum or maybe I should ask what qualifies you for asylum since anyone could get to our borders and just claim they need asylum.
International Level: Politics 101 / Political Participation: 4 0.4%
U.S. Border chief says government has stopped prosecuting most immigrant parents in federal court. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said Monday that he has directed the agency to temporarily stop referring parents for prosecution in federal criminal court when they are caught crossing the border illegally with their children. Source 8a.