BORDER UPDATE: Line for asylum seekers at San Ysidro crossing now ‘over 1000’ people long

Just because cable news coverage of the asylum crisis at the border has slowed does not mean it’s gone away.

BuzzFeed’s Adolfo Flores reports that the wait to apply for asylum at the San Ysidro crossing at the California-Mexico border near Tijuana is over 1000 people long which translates into a 3-4 week wait:

The wait times are expected to get worse in the coming days and weeks:

One of the reasons the Obama administration, and now the Trump administration, told this class of migrants not to travel to the U.S. from Central America through Mexico is that they won’t qualify for asylum anyway and it’s unsafe:

The migrants above are different than the caravan we’ve been hearing about, which is still on its way to California:

And troops have been sent to the border there:

The second caravan is also still on the way:

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