An Uncertain End

Migrant Families At US - Mexico Border

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A massive influx of thousands of migrants at the US border with Mexico occurred in September 2023. After walking for months, and riding atop freight train cars on Mexico's notorious "La Bestia," or The Beast, the migrants, the majority from Venezuela arrived in Ciudad Juarez.

There they encountered the last obstacle, a sharp nest of razor wire lining the border. Families delicately passed their children through the wire in the hopes of being granted asylum on the other side. The sheer numbers of migrants caught many off guard, including in Mexico where Ferromex, a large train company, suspended service on lines heading northward due to the high number of migrants that were being killed and wounded.

Immigration continues to be a seemingly unsolvable issue for the US government and is often used as political ammunition in the battles raging in Washington DC.