Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Pop up immigrant detention camps? A humanitarian crisis is brewing on the outskirts of Jacumba, Calif., near the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds of migrants have been placed in informal, open-air camps after crossing the border and turning themselves in to Border Patrol. NPR's Jasmine Garsd describes conditions like "a scene out of a refugee camp," but with no infrastructure or official humanitarian aid. Locals volunteer to provide basic supplies and first aid. Garsd says because official asylum processes can take months, some migrants are desperate enough to cross the border and hope for the best.