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 US President Donald Trump said Sunday that his country needs a border wall because of Mexico's high crime rate. EFE (files)

Trump is currently waging a budget battle with Congress to obtain funding for building the wall, not an easy task due to the total rejection by the Democratic opposition and some Republican lawmakers representing states on the border.

Against the Tide: Swim from US to Mexico raises awareness of immigration woes

 05/08/2017 - 05:47
View of the swimmers taking part in the Pan-American Colibri Swim, at Imperial Beach in Southern California, United States on May 5, 2017. EFE/ALEXANDRA MENDOZA

Taking part int the Pan-American Colibri Swim, twelve athletes dived into the Pacific Ocean at Imperial Beach in Southern California and swam across the border to the Mexican city of Tijuana to raise awareness about the sensitive subject of immigration and to raise funds for people who have lost a family member who was trying to reach the US.

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