TIJUANA, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 25: Migrants climb up a bank of the nearly dry Tijuana River as they make their way around a police blockade toward the El Chaparral port of entry on November 25, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporarily closed the two ports of entry on the border with Tijuana in response. Around 6,000 migrants from Central America have arrived in the city with the mayor of Tijuana declaring the situation a 'humanitarian crisis'. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

[:en]HONDURAN IMMIGRANTS: The American Dream becomes tear gas and rubber bullets shot by US border authorities.

On Sunday November 25, the Mexican Federal Police arrested an undisclosed number of Central America immigrants who stormed and collapsed the blockade to prevent them from approaching the US; violence broke out when American authorities fired tear gas and rubber bullets. Even so, immigrants keep arriving to Mexicali Baja California trying to get to Tijuana where violence has gotten worse.

Political asylum, humanitarian visa, a job and a better life, those are some of the dreams of Honduran immigrants on their way to Tijuana to cross the border and request refuge to American immigration authorities. Besides the Hondurans, 4 thousand 500 El Salvador nationals are also on route to Tijuana.

Immigrants are oblivious for the Government, the current administration is at the end and has ignored the problem and the new government can’t do anything, says Adrian Salvador Castro, from Resuscitated Christ Missioners from Guadalajara: “. . .we have been with the Caravan from the Guatemala border, we give them medical aid . . “

Mexicali has just been a station on their journey, they rest and recover in shelters and then start again, walking to Tijuana. They are still arriving to Mexicali, the idea is to get to Tijuana, the situation gets complicated, closing the Tijuana border crossing would cause severe harms on both sides of the line, rejection and violence worsen the problematic situation.

Source: The Baja Post[:]

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