Protesters gathered Sunday morning at the San Ysidro entry point at the San Diego-Tijuana border. It’s the world’s busiest “Land Port of Entry,” (LPOE) with 75,000 vehicles passing through daily. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, deports more undocumented Mexicans from the San Ysidro LPOE than any other place.
Protests along the US-Mexico border have been gaining frequency. Today, activists gathered at the San Ysidro entry to protest US immigration and deportation policy. The protest was initially intended to take place in San Diego’s Friendship Park. “The border patrol got tipped off,” said Sonic Trace’s Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, who is embedded with the activists.
Three young activists, Jorge, Jose and Edna sit in front of the Port of Entry not knowing if they will be detained.