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The bridge between Mexico and the United States under which more than 10,000 migrants sleep

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Migrants seeking asylum in the United States walk along the Rio Grande near the International Bridge between Mexico and the United States, while waiting to be processed, in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, on September 16, 2021.

Image source, Reuters


The US government is receiving a growing number of migrant arrivals at the border these days.

The bridge that connects Del Río (Texas) with Ciudad Acuña (Mexico) has become a makeshift camp with more than 10,000 people who have massively crossed the border with the United States.

Migrants sleep under the bridge in dire conditions, having crossed the icy waters of the Rio Grande, waiting for the authorities to process their asylum applications.

The makeshift camp has few basic services and some migrants, enduring temperatures as high as 37 ° C, are returning to Mexico for supplies.

Migrants are mostly Haitians but there are also some Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans, say the reports from the authorities.


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