Cuban Migrants Protest at the Mexico–United States Border

Dozens of Cuban migrants protested at the United States border in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday night, demanding authorities to let them cross the border tin order to claim asylum in the United States.

Dozens of Cuban migrants protested at the United States border in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday night, demanding authorities to let them cross the border tin order to claim asylum in the United States.

American authorities, including police in anti-riot gear, closed off the bridge that leads into El Paso, Texas, with a barrier topped with barbed wire.  A recording blared from a loudspeaker warning that any person who crossed could be arrested.

The leader of the protest Jonathan Castro told reporters many people have spent one year and eight months in Mexico after attempting to request asylum in the United States, claiming that demonstrators were planning to stay at the bridge for days.

“We’re fed up waiting,” Castro said, adding that the group had formed at the border after word circulated that American authorities were prepared to let them cross.


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