The Wider Image: Chinese migrants find tips on social media for long trek to U.S.-Mexico border
Migrants from China, who were smuggled across the Rio Grande river from Mexico, sit outside a residence after surrendering to a Starr County police officer and a Border Patrol agent in Fronton, Texas, U.S., April 4, 2023. Apprehensions of Chinese nationals at the U.S.-Mexico border reached more than 6,500 in the six months since October 2022, the highest on record and a more than 15-fold increase over the same period a year ago, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data. While just a sliver of the hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving at the southwest border, Chinese people were the fastest growing demographic in those six months, CBP data show. REUTERS/Staff SEARCH "U.S. CHINA MIGRATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.