The front gate of the US Port of Entry at Douglas, Arizona, with a US customs sign and turnstile checkpoint

Confusion at the US/Mexico border

Biden’s executive order on migration only applies to those apprehended after crossing the border irregularly, but has affected other routes of migration, causing distress for migrant families

white crosses are propped up against the US/Mexico border wall, which has white handprints painted up each iron slat.

Joint vigil honours migrant deaths 

For the last few years, the ‘Healing our Borders Vigil’ has joined the traditional Mexican celebration of the ‘Day of the Dead’ to honour the lives of migrants who have died while trying to cross the border.

New fences surround the port of entry at Douglas, Arizona, increasing security in an ever-changing environment.

US/Mexico border protocol unclear 

As migrant numbers increase at the Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, CPT and other migrant services struggle to understand how to respond to rapid changes in border protocol.

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