For regular crossers of the U.S.-Mexico border, waiting is part of the routine

07/16/16 Los Angeles Times 

border2Lines of red taillights greet Jerry Jackson each morning as he launches his commute to downtown San Diego. For the 34-year-old Tijuana resident, getting to work means crossing an international border, and that often entails a two-hour wait.

As the U.S. presidential campaign draws a spotlight to the U.S.-Mexico border, much of the discussion has focused on immigration reform and ways to stop illegal immigration. Overlooked are the vast numbers of legal crossers such as Jackson, who enter the country at 25 land ports along the southwest border. They enter for jobs, for school, for shopping, for entertainment, for medical treatment and for visits to friends and relatives.

Read more…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s