It was Linda Romero Sánchez, a 29-year-old from Ensenada. She’s the coordinator of the Movimiento Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana and a mother to three children.
House Progressive leader Pramila Jayapal will join a “caravan” of migrants seeking asylum as they try to enter the United States from Tijuana on Saturday afternoon — an attempt to spotlight what Democrats view as the inhumane effects of President Donald Trump’s border crackdown.
For the past two weeks, Central Americans with dreams of living safely in the United States have camped out at the Little Padres baseball field, with its dirt infield and clear view of the U.S. border fence.
The “caravan” has reached the U.S.-Mexico border. What those in the group found at America’s door is violence. Sunday afternoon in the border city of Tijuana, men, women and children ― some barely toddlers ― were hit with tear gas fired by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in an attempt to drive away a large group of migrants protesting for their right to seek asylum.
This was a case of superb timing by “60 Minutes.”
Correspondent Scott Pelley had a story on Sunday’s program about family separations at the border. The president was evidently watching, because he tweeted soon afterward, calling it a “phony story” and labeling the newsmagazine “fake.” Why? Because “we had the exact same policy as the Obama Administration.”
But numerous reporters said Trump was full of it. Some said he “lied,” others said the tweet was “false.”
A major port of entry in San Diego was closed for several hours on Sunday after a group of migrants on the Mexican side of the border rushed the area, leading US Border Patrol agents to fire tear gas at the group. About 500 migrants overran Mexican police near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. …
The lanes were only “partially closed,” Buchanan said. “About half of the lanes were closed this morning but that’s it. No complete closure
Stoking fear about a migrant caravan was a top pre-election talking point of President Donald Trump’s, but most Americans think migrants who reach the US border should be given the opportunity to enter the country if they meet certain requirements, according to a new poll by Monmouth University.
What will happen to the migrant caravan as its members arrive, more of them every day, in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego?
“Everywhere in Mexico, people treated us so nicely — they gave us food, water, places to stay,” said Cruz, 38, who was seated beneath a metal sculpture of dolphins in the seaside Playas de Tijuana district. “But here, they don’t seem to want us. We’re all tired, and a bit disillusioned.”