Swimers cross U.S. and Mexican border to show support for immigrants

Twelve athletes swam across the border from the United States to Mexico to show solidarity with immigrants.

The swimmers started in Imperial Beach, California on Friday morning and headed south towards the fence that protrudes into the ocean. They were accompanied by kayakers and a Mexican navy ship.

They were greeted by a crowd of cheering schoolchildren and Mexico’s top immigration official in that region.

The 6.2 mile swim was organized by Kim Chambers of New Zealand. She claims that the swim was not to protest President Trump instead it was against the air of “negativity” after last year’s election.

The swimmers raised money for the Colibri Center for Human Rights, which helps families identify immigrants who die on the trek across the border. 

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