EFEBy Manuel Ayala Tijuana, Mexico

The blocking of planned end to Title 42, a regulation used by the United States to expel undocumented immigrants during the Covid-19 pandemic, dashed the hopes of thousands of migrants in Mexico who had been waiting for Monday, when the measure was to be scrapped.

Many of the migrants had focused on the fact that finally their crossing would take place through Tijuana into California, putting an end the uncertainty that prevails on the northern border of Mexico.

Throughout Sunday and Monday, migrants spoke out in demonstrations and press conferences about the risks to which they are exposed on the border, including violence, mental health issues, unemployment and lack of housing.