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Crosses At The Border

Crosses are a ubiquitous sight at the Tijuana-San Diego boundary line. They represent the number of people who have died trying to cross into the United States.

At the 10th annual Marcha Migrante, an artist set up this cross at Boundary Monument #258.

Cross At Boundary Monument

 

Crosses featured in other parts of Tijuana along the border as well. Along the highway, you can visit these two commemorations:
Obelisk At Tijuana Roundabout

Crosses Memorial

First installed by a migrant group on the Day of the Dead in 1998, the number of crosses started out as 340 to commemorate those who died trying to cross into the United States from 1995-1998 (the beginning of Operation Gatekeeper). Activists continued to place more crosses along this road and they now number in the thousands, mirroring the number of migrants who have died trying to cross into the U.S.

At the migrant camp near the Channel, the obelisks appear as well:
Migrant Camp In Tijuana
Migrant Camp In Tijuana

Migrant Camp In Tijuana

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