Thousands of Migrants Trying to Enter America Are Trapped in Tijuana
Mike Kirsch - CGTN America
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November 8, 2017
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Tens of thousands of migrants from around the world are stranded in Tijuana, Mexico as they try to make it across the border to the United States.
The United States has long been known for welcoming immigrants from around the globe – from refugees fleeing war, to opportunity seekers looking for a better quality of life.
These days, many migrants attempting to enter the U.S. say they feel like they’re being pushed away rather than embraced.
One city bordering the United States that has seen the arrival of an estimated 30,000 migrants in the last two years is Tijuana. There are more than 30 shelters that house the migrants from Haiti alone. In fact, one local pastor and his wife have donated land to them with the hope it will become Mexico’s first “Little Haiti.”
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