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A coalition of organizations on the California border managed to get the Biden administration to let cross hundreds of migrants who have been waiting for an opportunity to apply for asylum in shelters in Tijuana (Mexico), the Border Angels organization informed EFE News Agency.
The group’s executive director, Dulce García, said that some 300 migrants from shelters supported by her organization in Tijuana have so far crossed the border.
She stressed that in early April, her organization held a virtual meeting with the directors of 17 shelters, mostly in Tijuana, to ask them what they wanted her to report to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
All the directors said they wanted the asylum process reopened, she said.
Then a group that in 2001 had succeeded in getting about a thousand migrants to cross with humanitarian parole, the Chaparral Humanitarian Alliance (CHA), was reactivated.
With this CHA collaboration, more than 300 people have been presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Garcia said.
She added that they have already identified the names of the migrants who will be crossing in the next few days and there will be no opportunity to include more people for processing unless the government restores the asylum process.
Now that more migrants are arriving at the shelters in Tijuana, the coalition informs them that the border remains closed to asylum seekers and that there is no waiting list.