Seeking Refuge

Asylum seekers wait on the Paso del Norte International Bridge. 

The bridge, which connects El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, is a main point of entry for refugees. Each person and family we spoke to expressed the same concerns - they’d been there for 4, 5, even 6 days, with no idea when they’d be able to enter or begin the asylum process. They all mentioned being cold at night, huddled under blankets in the open air. They came from Guatemala, Honduras, and Cuba - some traveling for the past 6 months. As the administration looks to limit asylum seekers entering the United States, their futures remain bleak. 

Using Format