TIJUANA, Mexico – A small group of Central American migrants marched peacefully to a border crossing in Tijuana Thursday to demand higher circumstances and push to enter the U.S.
Mexican police watched intently as authorities from the Nationwide Human Rights Fee and the Grupo Beta migrant assist company advised the migrants their wants can be addressed.
They urged them to use for humanitarian visas in Mexico and search work in Tijuana, the place they mentioned 1000’s of jobs have been out there.
However Oscar Rodriguez, 22, of Colon, Honduras, mentioned he was nonetheless set on convincing “the USA to open its doorways to us.”
A number of thousand Central American migrants arrived in Tijuana final week greater than a month after leaving Honduras in a caravan.
The U.S. authorities solely processes about 100 asylum purposes per day at Tijuana’s essential crossing to San Diego and there have been already a number of thousand migrants on a ready record. Some outspoken Tijuana residents have given the migrants a chilly reception leaving them caught between the town, whose mayor mentioned they don’t seem to be needed, and a U.S. president who’s making an attempt to maintain them out.
Rodriguez mentioned U.S. meddling in Honduran politics had created circumstances that made it unimaginable to him to stay there.
“Hundreds extra persons are going to proceed coming as a result of the USA is a authorities that sticks its fingers into Central American governments,” Rodriguez mentioned. He mentioned Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who was re-elected in a disputed outcome final yr, is the United States-chosen president.
The U.S. authorities was fast to acknowledge Hernandez’s victory regardless of widespread allegations of irregularities. Rodriguez, who works in personal safety, blamed Hernandez for violently repressing demonstrations towards his authorities.