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Cover Photo from @Andalalucha
In this special audio report, we were able to speak with Mexico based journalist Andalalucha on what has been happening on the streets of Tijuana since migrants from Honduras and other Central American countries have begun arrive in the city. Andalalucha has been on the streets reporting on social media and as a freelance journalist over the past several days, and gives us a blow by blow of what all has gone down.
Así amaneció el albergue en Tijuana, México. Ya están a pocos metros de EEUU pero aún están bien lejos. pic.twitter.com/R3gZ1mOfFy
— ??????????? (@Andalalucha) November 21, 2018
In our discussion, we discuss the arrival of parts of the caravan and the hardships it has faced along the way, as well as the far-Right media reaction that has begun to build against them. We also talk about the anti-migrant protests that have broken out in Tijuana, which other media outlets are reporting have been attended and in part organized by pro-Trump activists in the US who are linked with the Alt-Right.
Seems pro-Trump organizer of "Americanos for Trump" who has participated in recent anti-migrant protests in Tijuana is very close with Jovi Val, a Proud Boy who also spoke at the neo-Nazis Unite the Right #2 rally in DC this year. https://t.co/mnFu9cdokT pic.twitter.com/2aEwIqtWjf
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) November 21, 2018
We also touch on what affect, if any, the slow removal of US troops from the Mexico border will have on the caravan, as well as what some migrant families intend to do as they face hostile forces on both sides of the border after traveling a long, and often dangerous journey.
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A handful of families wait at the San Ysidro border crossing in front of the newly installed concertina wire. They asked authorities to help them start the asylum process. Many have been told that it could take months before they are even received. 11.19.18 #Tijuana #MigrantCaravan