Five thousand migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are in Tijuana on the Mexican-American border.
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They are seeking asylum in America, fleeing from poverty, violence and political persecution in their countries.
They are crowded in Tijuana Stadium where there are long lines for food and bathroom.
President Donald Trump is playing a demagoguery card strongly opposing the migrants.
Less than 100 asylum claims are processed per day.
He even allowed patrol border agents to use lethal force to stop the migrants despite of the fact secretary Jim Mattis announced that border agents are not carrying guns.
On November 21, 2018, a federal judge in California struck down a presidential proclamation preventing migrants who cross illegally from making asylum claims.
On Sunday, November 25, 2018, a peaceful 300-migrants’ demonstration was attacked with tear gas by patrol border agents and the San Ysidro border between Tijuana (Mexico) and San Diego (USA) was closed for around 6 hours for both vehicles and pedestrians.
Trump counts on recently elected Mexican president Lopez Obrador whose inauguration will be on December 1, 2018 to stop the migrants in Mexico.
That is not easy task as any agreement with president Trump will be regarded as a betrayal by Mexican workers.
Even so, Mexican authorities are already working with Trump.
39 migrants were arrested and might be deported by Mexican police on charges of illegal entrance into the United States.
Mexican government announced the program REMAIN IN MEXICO to persuade migrants not to go to Tijuana. Since October 19, 2018 1,906 migrants decided to return to their countries.
For CSP-Conlutas, America is responsible for the hardness in Central America as American corporations controls their economies and imposed one dictatorship after the other in the area. Therefore CSP-Conlutas supports migrants’ rights and stands for opening all border to migrants.