U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporarily closed the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego on the morning of Nov. 192018. With 100,000 people and 40,000 vehicles crossing each day, San Ysidro is one of the most heavily crossed land borders in the world — and CBP’s actions came during Monday morning rush hour.

Why? Because thousands of migrants, primarily from Central America, were heading north to seek asylum in the United States.

Read the full article at In These Times.

Josue De Luna Navarro is cofounder of the New Mexico Dream Team and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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