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“They said, continue”: Immigrants returned to Mexico and escorted without explanation

In the chaotic situation of the southern border, agents are escorting immigrants and expelling them from the United States before they know what’s going on. Joel Duarte Mendes, 25, and his son Hector traveled from Honduras to the United States for 12 days in the city of Reynosa. Texas. They were flown from Rio Grande Valley to El Paso, later taken by bus and deported to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Photo: When the Jorge Sargado / Guardian guards said “continue,” they couldn’t fully understand where they were and where they were heading. They walked forward across an unfamiliar bridge as instructed, and suddenly they were in Mexico. Or, more accurately, return to Mexico. But 800 miles from where they arrived in the United States. In the chaotic situation of the southern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents escorted immigrants across the bridge connecting downtown El Paso, Texas and the adjacent Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez, and why they were. Happenings expelling them from the United States before even knowing if there are any. A young mother sat directly on the Mexican sidewalk of the International Bridge connecting the two cities, hugging her breastfeeding child in the cold weather of late March. Children under the age of 18 months wore pink sweaters, wrapped in blankets, fed first, and then slept in their arms. I was unaware of the moment my embarrassed mother shed tears. At one point, the woman covered the girl’s hands with socks to prevent her from crying in the cold wind, even though her mother did not have her jacket. A group of immigrants rapidly deported from the United States under Title 42 of Trump will wait on the Mexican side of the Paso del Norte International Bridge between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on March 10, 2021. Photo: Paul Ratje / AFP / Getty Images In Juarez, where dozens of immigrants are inadvertently expelled from the United States daily through a health protocol implemented by the Trump administration known as Title 42, the scene is very impressive. Well known. We. Some undocumented people across the U.S.-Mexico border begin the asylum process, primarily with unaccompanied minors and, in theory, parents with very young children. I am hospitalized in the United States for. However, most adult immigrants and families currently arrested in the United States have been banished, often not before embarking on a confused and winding journey by US authorities. “I went through Reynosa, went to the wall, and the Immigration Bureau picked us up,” explained Joel de Artemendez, 25, who first traveled from Honduras. Reynosa is located on the eastern edge of the Texas-Mexico border, 754 miles from the westernmost cities of Juarez and El Paso. After moving from Reynosa to Texas, Mendes and his two-year-old son, Hector, were temporarily detained. “Then they took us on a plane, from there on a bus and threw us here,” he said, pointing at the international bridge connecting El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. I said, “This is my opportunity to go,” but it’s not just that the American border guards lined up a group of people and took them halfway across the bridge after getting off the bus. was. They said to us “continue,” Mendes said. He stuck to Hector. The boy in the jacket was perfect for his father, who wore a T-shirt and endured the cold. “I came with my son to live a better life,” Mendes said. Their trip from Honduras to the border took 12 days, he said. He owned a coffee plantation and a house in Honduras, both of which were destroyed when a major hurricane struck the country last November. The climate crisis, believed to be causing stronger hurricanes, has effectively made Mendes and Hector a climate refugee. He said he spent the rest of his money paying for the trip. “We thought we were admitting people with children under the age of five. [the US]So I said, “This is my opportunity to go,” and, well, it wasn’t just that, “he said disappointed to the Guardian. The family is waiting in the Ciudad Juárez processing center while being interviewed near the Paso del Norte International Bridge. Photo: Jorge Sargado / Guardian Title 42 was the last major part of Donald Trump’s immigration agenda, almost closing the pandemic and undocumented US-Mexico border. The Joe Biden administration has withdrawn Trump’s so-called “stay in Mexico” policy. This policy forced immigrants to wait in Mexico’s often dangerous border towns while asylum claims from violent countries were being processed in the United States. But for those who are no longer in proceedings in the United States, Biden continues to use Title 42 for a protracted pandemic. Currently, many cross-border people have not been formally processed by border guards or Department of Health and Human Services facilities and have not been handed over to state families to wait for a date with an immigration court. They have just been banished to Mexico. Mendes and her breastfeeding mother are one of about three dozen immigrant groups, almost all parents with young children, and the Guardian has recently been seen expelled from the United States. In Juarez, they were guided by Mexican authorities to the gate area right next to the bridge, and journalists were not allowed to interview them. But tears were visible and many seemed confused. The last mother in line had a young boy in her arms and another little child walking in front of her, tears on the woman’s face when she noticed she was in Mexico It started to flow to. After spending more than an hour in the gate area, the group opened the gate area and some families spilled onto the streets of Juarez and set out to protect themselves. People who contacted the area asked for directions to a taxi or called someone to pick them up, but others just sat down on the street and didn’t know what to do next. One father, who wasn’t ready to share his name, explained that after a brief trip to the United States, he wasn’t told where they were or where they were going. “It seems that we were in jail and were waiting for them to contact our family. [in the US] They could pick us up and send us for us, but no, they lied to us, “he said. Another father said, “It’s completely wrong for them to let us in with our little ones.” After being deported from the United States, four children are sitting on the streets of Ciudad Juárez. Photo: Jorge Sargado / Guardian Immigrants are being transported from one end of the Texas border to the other, as emergency shelters fill up on both sides of the border, especially due to Covid-19 restrictions. There are conflicting reports, up to the report that they are. He used cruel tactics to stop immigrants with extra desperation, shutting down many abilities and reducing them. Another family nearby: Three children flocked around the mother, and the father was walking back and forth. He confirmed that they had not received any information from the agent who expelled them. “Imagine the journey from Honduras to here: walking, hitchhiking, hunger, and suffering with children,” he said. “They took our photos and fingerprints, kept us for three days and sent them here without signing anything,” Mendes thought the situation was different under the Biden administration. He said he was. He had a brother in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was hoping to pick him up and Hector when Mendes called him with bad news. “He rebuked me for traveling,” Mendes said. “I told him I had no other choice, I didn’t want to starve us.” Currently he was stuck in Juarez, thousands of miles away from his house and had no money to return. did. Nina Lakhani and Valerie Gonzalez contributed to the report

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