A group of African migrants currently stuck in Mexico while waiting to be processed so they exploit our immigration system here in the United States are not pleased with the service they've been getting.
They're not? That's too bad! They should ask for a refund.
African migrants are expressing frustration over the Trump administration’s metering policy, which caps the number of asylum seekers who can enter the U.S. each day.
“We are not happy with the U.S. system, especially for the fact that you see that the number is not moving. Very few people are taken,” Luis, a migrant from Cameroon, said to the Los Angeles Times. “If you see people jumping over the river, it is because they are tired of staying here.”
Luis and hundreds of other migrants have set up camp in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Acuna as they wait for their turn to cross the border and lodge an asylum claim in the U.S. He is also one of a growing number of African migrants who have traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S.-Mexico border — a perplexing phenomenon as the immigration crisis has largely been made up of families and children from Central American.
Border Patrol is reporting a “dramatic” rise in the number of African migrants appearing before agents. More than 500 individuals from the continent were apprehended in the Del Rio Sector alone between May 30 and June 5, according to Customs and Border Protection. In the first four months of 2019, the number of African migrants registered by Mexican authorities tripled in comparison to the same time period last year.
Most of these African migrants are from Cameroon, Congo and Angola.
Fun fact: these immigrants came from a part of Africa that's currently riddled with Ebola.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO - JUNE 05: Migrants from Cameroon use their cell phones as they relax at the Albergue Para Migrantes El Buen Samaritano while waiting to have their number on a waiting list that is months long to be called to have an initial interview with an United States asylum officer on June 05, 2019 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. For the third month in a row, detentions along the United States border topped 100,000 people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)