Watch: Swimmers cross Mexican border protesting xenophobia

Swimmers from around the world, including an Israeli, decided to cross the US’s maritime border with Mexico protesting the rhetoric of US President Donald Trump and other leaders against immigrants. “We came here to show that we care about human beings,” said Israeli swimmer Oded Rahav.
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A group of 12 swimmers from around the world, including an Israeli, crossed the maritime border between the US and Mexico in protest of US President Donald Trump’s intentions to harshen his treatment towards Mexican immigrants and to build a border wall between the two countries.

The swimmers were seen crossing the border within the Pacific Ocean with a common goal of raising awareness and fundraising for a human rights organization that helps families whose loved ones were killed while trying to cross the border.

“We came all this way to show our solidarity with immigrants all over the world,” said Israeli swimmer Oded Rahav. “It’s happening in Mexico, but also in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. We came here to show that we care about human beings. It’s up to us to take care of one another.”

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The participants swam for four hours from California’s Imperial Beach to Tijuana, Mexico. They were escorted the entire way by boats and were met by a crowd, who waited for them in Mexico.

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