U.S./Mexico border – Hundreds of faith leaders and allies marched to the United States border wall just south of San Diego in solidarity with the migrant caravan. They were met by Border Patrol agents and Department of Homeland Security police who arrested over thirty clergy members from multiple faiths.
The march hoped to bring attention to the thousands of migrants who have been left in waiting in multiple official and unofficial refugee shelters in Tijuana, Mexico. They also wanted to make it clear that seeking asylum is a human right.
Unicorn Riot was live from the border wall in Tijuana for over an hour and a half as faith leaders prayed, sang and preformed ceremonies while Border Patrol agents issued dispersal orders.
The Border Patrol eventually pushed faith leaders back began making arrests. Faith leaders hoped to have migrants gain access to the United States asylum process while the administration keeps pushing for funding to further fortify the southern border.
Keep following Unicorn Riot for updates on the migrant caravan.
Unicorn Riot's Coverage of the Asylum Seekers at the US/Mexico border:
- Military and Militias Deploy to US/Mexico Border to Confront Caravan of Asylum Seekers (Nov. 8, 2018)
- Asylum Seekers from Caravans Gather Along U.S./Mexico Border (Nov. 23, 2018)
- Tear Gas at Border as Asylum Seekers Attempt to Cross (Nov. 26, 2018)
- Migrants Speak as Thousands Continue to Arrive (Nov. 28, 2018)
- Migrants Moved to New Center as Hunger Strike Continues (Dec. 3, 2018)
- Border Patrol Arrests Migrants Crossing U.S./Mexico Border Wall (Dec. 4, 2018)
- Hunger Strike Ends with March on U.S. Consulate (Dec 11,2018)
- Faith Leaders March on U.S. Border in Solidarity With Migrants (Dec 13,2018)