This month U.S. Border Patrol agents met 200 peaceful, interfaith demonstrators with military-style M4 rifles and tear gas launchers.
In Tijuana, wait times for the asylum process are increasingly drawn out, exasperating migrants. Border patrol agents have turned away people who had hoped to present themselves for asylum.
In a three-part series this week, Capital & Main speaks to hopeful asylum seekers who were part of the Central American migrant caravan.
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The U.S./Mexico border has become the focal point for an international human rights crisis that only seems to be getting worse. Veteran photographer Arturo Talavera captures images from refugee camps in Mexico City and Tijuana, and the desperate lines of asylum seekers arrayed along the U.S./Mexico border.
“What the government really seems to be saying,” a plaintiffs’ attorney said, “is ‘we don’t like asylum.’”
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The caravan’s collective discipline is impressive, especially since a good number of refugees are just boys and young men, 16 to 20 years old, fleeing Honduras because of gangs, political corruption and lack of opportunity.