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San Ysidro border crossing briefly shut to beef up security

Tuesday - 20/11/2018 04:16
The US temporarily closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico to boost security after a migrant caravan arrived in northern Mexico.
REUTERS / The crossing is the busiest land border point of entry into the US
REUTERS / The crossing is the busiest land border point of entry into the US

Northbound traffic and half the pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro border point were shut to install new movable wire-topped barriers.

Around 110,000 people enter the US daily through the crossing. 

In the Mexican border city of Tijuana residents held protests demanding the migrants leave the area,

Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said on Friday he expected the number of migrants arriving in the city in the coming weeks to reach 10,000, warning the city was not prepared to handle the "avalanche".

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