Fewer people are crossing back to the United States, and less noise.


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Fewer people are crossing back to the United States, and less noise.

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The story I uploaded is about people crossing the United States Calexico CA port of entry before and after the pandemic.
For the first 14 years of my life, I lived where Mexico ends and California starts (Mexicali Baja California, Mexico). Now 2021, I live where California ends, and Mexico starts( Calexico, California). Calexico and Mexicali are the given names to the border town cities. My house is two blocks away from Calexico, CA port of entry. When people drive their cars from Mexicali to Calexico, you can hear the motor vehicle engine. People screaming in Spanish, people are pressing their horns, street sellers selling food, and all types of crafts to the people making a line to cross back to the United States. Before COVID, people drove their vehicles to cross the border every day. Day or night, I could hear people's voices, the sound of motor vehicles, and even the siren of the border patrol agent's truck. Every day you could listen to people crossing the border, that it was so natural. When the government decided that only US citizens and residents could cross the wall due to COVID, the sound was less; you can barely listen to people making lines to cross, people selling their crafts, and all the noise from those vehicles. Fewer people are crossing the border and that means a more quiet Calexico and Mexicali.

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This item was submitted on January 15, 2021 by jaime Godinez using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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