This week an expansion of the CBP One app was implemented so that asylum seekers in the United States can obtain an appointment with the immigration authorities electronically.
What was intended to be a measure to simplify the entry of migrants into the country legally has received criticism for its mixed results.
Since it was activated last week, the app has been in high demand.
Most applicants would get a message upon login that no more appointments were available until the following month.
Others, like José Huerta, were lucky enough to get an appointment, but at a distant entry point.
For Huerta, the 1,200-kilometer journey will be a race against time on foot to try to cross from Ciudad Juarez to Tijuana and arrive on time for the day assigned by the system.
Migration activists have charged that travel between border cities can put migrants in a vulnerable situation.
For now, many applicants are willing to make the trip if the reward is an opportunity to legally enter the United States.
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