Trapped in Mexico, asylum-seekers watch with hope that Biden will let them enter US

Tijuana’s El Chaparral plaza, where the western pedestrian route between San Diego and its southern neighbor merges in a cluster of businesses and transportation hubs, once bustled with activity at 7 a.m. on a Monday. Street vendors would sell breakfast and local newspapers to workers heading north for their shifts. There, too, each morning, asylum-seekers from across the globe would gather to wait for their numbers to be called from a notebook to begin the process of requesting protection. Others would queue to be taken temporarily across the border to their court hearings. Today the throngs …

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