Monday, March 13, 2023

Migrants in Mexico rush international bridge in El Paso in tense border showdown

 A large group of migrants in Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico pushed past Mexican customs officials and attempted to run across an international bridge into El Paso, Texas, in a tense incident over the weekend.

All vehicular traffic was shut down for several hours as people lined the bridge from wall to wall. It was not clear and the U.S. government has not disclosed what prompted the group of migrants to meet at and rush the bridge.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal agency whose officers inspect pedestrians and vehicles on the northern side of the bridge, sent in officers and members of its Mobile Field Force to secure its side of the bridge, "temporarily preventing the northbound flow of traffic after a large group of individuals formed on the Mexican side of the border and approached the international boundary posing a potential threat to make a mass entry," the agency said in a statement...MORE

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