About 120 asylum-seekers who are members of the LGBT community are being allowed into the U.S. on a daily basis.
Enrique Lucero, the director of the Migrant Affairs Office in Tijuana, said they are crossing the border at PedWest, one of two pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
“The migrants must show they have a disability, health issues or have been victims of discrimination or persecution back home,” said Lucero. “This is humanitarian parole.”
But this development is generating uncertainty and unrealistic expectations in shelters throughout Tijuana, Lucero said.
“This is creating a lot of crowds at shelters, especially Haitian migrants,” Lucero said. “They’re going to have to be patient, there’s a two-year waiting period due to Title 42.” Lucero stated a widely-circulated rumor has not helped matters and is giving false hope to migrants, especially those from Haiti.
The vast majority of LGBT migrants being allowed into the U.S. are from Mexico and Central America and are getting “conditional liberty,” according to Lucero.
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