The Great Immigration Divide at San Ysidro Border Crossing

There are few if any political issues that currently divide Americans more right now than the issue of immigration.

And that division was starkly displayed over the weekend right here in our own backyard here in San Diego where a fence divides the U.S. and Mexico.

At the San Ysidro Port of Entry, just a few miles from downtown San Diego, live TV and live streaming video showed a few hundred people on the Mexican side of the border who were part of that month-long caravan from Central America.

People who say they are seeking refuge in the U.S because they say they are afraid of living in their own countries because of the violence and threats there.

On the U.S side of the border, there were a 100 or so supporters from San Diego and L-A who held signs urging U.S border agents to give them asylum.  Because of the number of them, the border officials ran out of space to process applications for those seeking asylum and told them that many of them would have to wait.

And as this was all going on, the cable news channels were filled with commentators from both sides of the issue arguing about it.

The President, for whom immigration has been a major issue, told supporters at a rally over the weekend called what was happening at the San Ysidro border a mess, having criticized the caravan through Mexico for weeks.

There were politicians on the other side of the issue who called for a more open policy for refugee seekers.

So the immigration debate is not likely to end anytime soon. So for now we all wait.

(Photo credit Getty Images)

Central American Refugees at San Ysidro Port of Entry  Getty Images
 

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