Migrants protesting horrid conditions prompts bridge closure


RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Migrants protesting the U.S. Remain in Mexico Policy is to blame for the shutting down of the Gateway International Bridge between Brownsville and Matamoros.

Customs and Border Protection tells Local 23 that a group of about 300 migrants gathered at the midpoint of the bridge trying to get through without entry documents.

Attorneys with the migrants say the U.S. is violating asylum laws by forcing them to stay in Mexico without any plans of offering assistance.

Many are complying with the U.S.’s requests by not crossing the river or the U.S. boundary line at ports of entry.

The bridge was shut down around 1:30 A.M. and re-opened around 4 P.M. on October 10, 2019.

Migrant protection protocol participants who had immigration court hearings this morning are being rescheduled for a later date.

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