Migrants Wrestle to Get Appointments on CBP One, Border Patrol’s App

Migrants Wrestle to Get Appointments on CBP One, Border Patrol’s App

On the banks of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, throughout from Brownsville, Texas, a bunch of 11 migrants from Venezuela tried to safe an appointment on Thursday as they sat outdoors their tents. They refreshed their telephones repeatedly, solely to get error messages in response. The system was overwhelmed with hundreds of migrants attempting to safe appointments and the obtainable slots quickly crammed up.

“We can’t enter, we don’t perceive the brand new system,” complained Wendy Perez Peña, 31, who left Venezuela in March to flee poverty.

Jeison Rodriguez Jesus Salas, 27, shook his head in frustration.

“They haven’t up to date it properly, they need to have up to date it higher,” he mentioned.

Out of the group of 11, not one had been capable of safe an appointment on Thursday.

Elsewhere alongside the border, below a burning solar in Reynosa, Mexico, throughout from McAllen, Texas, Osiris Yamilet Ochoa, 20, had been attempting repeatedly to safe an appointment by means of the app.

On Thursday afternoon, she opened it as soon as once more and it learn, “Wait for an appointment,” in Spanish.

“Everybody is attempting to cross to the United States, however we’ve heard that in case you cross earlier than your appointment date, it could be thought-about unlawful crossing and it could harm our case,” Ms. Ochoa mentioned as she took a break from promoting gum within the streets to purchase child milk for her 8-month daughter, Milagros. “I don’t need to threat it. We have been right here for 3 months. We can wait a couple of extra days.”

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