As economy falters, more Chinese migrants take a perilous journey to the US border to seek asylum
By ELLIOT SPAGAT and DIDI TANG Associated Press | Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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Deng Guangsen winces as he talks about his journey from his homeland China to crossing the United States border with Mexico, as he sits in a transit center after being dropped off by Border Patrol agents on Oct. 18 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A man from China gets a bowl of oatmeal from a volunteer as he waits with others for processing to apply for asylum after crossing the border with Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, near Jacumba, Calif. A major influx of Chinese migration to the United States on a relatively new and perilous route through Panama's Darién Gap jungle has become increasingly popular thanks to social media. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A group of people, including many from China, walk along the wall after crossing the border with Mexico to seek asylum on Oct. 24 near Jacumba, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)