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Number of The number of Ukrainians seeking asylum on the US-Mexico border is growing every day

“About this moment in Tijuana, about 1,500 Ukrainians live there,” he said. Enrique Lucero, director of migrant affairs for in city. “We had an unexpected influx in in past four days, mainly because after the conflict we began to see arrivals as of March 11,” and numbers of people since then, the number of arrivals has risen significantly, Lucero said.

Inna Levien, who life in Orange County, California butand is part of but group lead volunteer activities help Ukrainians at the border, told CNN number of Ukrainians have quadrupled in in past three days.

Lucero told CNN that while he expects all migrants to enter the US, US authorities have been slow to process them, which is why so many people gathered.

“They are processing like 100, 150 or even 200 a day and it takes almost three hours to process them,” Lucero said.This reason why we saw this mini-camp on the border.”

Branch of The National Security Service allows Ukrainians, on on a case-by-case basis to be exempt from Trump-era pandemic restrictions that allowed for exile of migrants encountered at the US-Mexico border and continued to be exploited by the Biden administration.
These restrictions will end on May 23, US Centers for Disease control and prevention announced on Friday.

CNN reached out to the State Department and US Customs and Border Protection, but received no response on Saturday.

A 21-year-an old asylum seeker from Ukraine is waiting with others from her country for US Border Patrol allow them in on Mexican side of    ferry port of San Isidro in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on March 24, 2022A 21-year-an old asylum seeker from Ukraine is waiting with others from her country for US Border Patrol allow them in on Mexican side of    ferry port of San Isidro in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on March 24, 2022

Giving a little relief

Levien volunteer group — which the made up of california mothers who met on Facebook — provided to arriving families with essentials such as food, blankets, tents and toys to keep them safe children busy.

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Those who are financially able to stay in hotels that cost about $40-60 a night, Levien said.

group also helps by putting people arrival at the border on but list and giving them numbers so they won’t have to stay in line all the time while they wait for entry — a wait that may take more than 24 hours.

But city of Tijuana has also played an important role in Relieving things a bit, Levien said: city recently converted a bus stop into a temporary shelter, and network of churches stepped up to help house families who are waiting for their turn to handle.

city is an also working on a transformation sports object to a temporary shelter, Lucero said.

“We were told that about 500 migrants would arrive on these next flights, so that during the course it will increase to two thousand of day,” he said.

CNN’s Priscilla Alvarez contributed to this report.

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