United States arrests 32 at San Diego border protest

Claims of fear to return home spike at US-Mexico border

Claims of fear to return home spike at US-Mexico border

Activists are arrested as they demonstrate against US migration policies near the US-Mexico border fence.

The gathering was put together by the Quaker organization American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) who held a press conference at Border Field State Park in San Diego.

U.S. Border Patrol agents have handcuffed about a dozen people participating in a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the U.S. -Mexico border, calling for the end of the detention and deportation of immigrants and the militarization of the border.

Singing and praying, religious leaders moved forward in lines of four to six, some wearing t-shirts reading "Love knows no borders".

US Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco said 31 people were arrested by Federal Protective Services for trespassing and one was arrested by Border Patrol for assaulting an agent.

Claims of fear to return home spike at US-Mexico border

Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol seized 83 pounds of methamphetamine after encountering two subjects with large backpacks east of the Sumas Port of Entry on Thursday night.

The arrests marked the second confrontation with USA federal agents since the migrant caravan reached Tijuana.

USA police and Border Patrol hold a line as protesters show support for Central American asylum-seekers in San Diego on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. They may have to wait weeks or months to claim asylum at the USA border.

A group of Central American migrants hold a demonstration outside of the US Consulate in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on December 11, 2018. The U.S.is processing up to about 100 claims a day at the San Diego crossing, which is creating a backlog.

Over 200 religious leaders from varying religions gathered at the United States-Mexico border on Monday to celebrate Human Rights Day. The minor boy said he volunteered to carry the girl while the mother rested. "How we act in these moments determines who we will become as a nation".

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