US-Mexico border bridge reopens after migrant campout

US-Mexico border bridge reopens after migrant campoutMigrants wanting to request asylum camped out on a U.S.-Mexico border bridge Thursday, leading to a half-day closure of a span linking the Mexican city of Matamoros to Brownsville, Texas. Hundreds of migrants from Central America and elsewhere stretched out on the bridge before dawn, with some lying on mats or their coats. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that traffic on the Gateway International Bridge “was temporarily halted at about 1:30 a.m. after a group of 250-300 migrants without entry documents” gathered at the bridge’s midpoint.

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