Breaking Through Walls: Inside the Migrant Caravan

Breaking Through Walls: Inside the Migrant Caravan


Some people call it an invasion. It’s like an invasion. I was desperate, I could not find a job. I could not pay the rent. This wall has led to the death of more than 11,000 people. There’s no way back. I didn’t suffer this journey just to give up easily. We were just standing at the border, everyone was standing there completely peacefully. We’ve just been tear gassed. They might as well turn back. They’re not coming into this country. We’re in Mexicali right on the border of California at what is one of the last stops for thousands from Central America who have been travelling for weeks in the hope of getting here and crossing over into the United States to start a new life. Known as the Migrant Caravan because of the large number of people travelling together, many have made this incredibly long and often dangerous journey almost entirely by foot. We’re here at this shelter to speak to some of these migrants and see why they’ve risked so much to be here. Everyone has a fear, in every city and in every neighbourhood. I have a son that was almost killed by the police four months ago. He was the victim of an attack by the police, they wanted to kill him. There is a lot of discrimination against the LGBTI community in our country. We have no support when it comes to education and health. The Honduran government doesn’t support us. We want refuge in the U.S. and we want to be part of society as the humans that we are. We do not want to harm anyone we just want to work. There are over a dozen shelters in Mexicali alone and this one right here has hosted over 2,300 migrants in just one week. The government, civilians or churches are the ones that provide food but the conditions are terrible and it’s really hard to imagine how that many people could even fit here. My name is Ada Argentina Portillo Castellano. I came here with my baby who is three-years-old and we’re from Honduras. It was my baby’s birthday on the 6th of November and too many things were coming together. [In Honduras] we had no possibility to develop or support our families. If one day you manage to eat, the next you are again wondering how to feed them. My little girl was at home waiting for me to bring her food, while I had to pay rent, I had to pay her expenses, my expenses, and I couldn’t find a way. The stress drove me crazy. I cried in front of my mum. She said: My daughter, look for another way. Come here. Let’s go and buy something, come. When we were in Santa Elena in Guatemala, I wanted to go back because it’s a very hard journey and I was alone, not knowing the way. I heard about the caravan that was coming as someone came asking who wants to join. So I decided to go with them and not be alone because it’s dangerous. 19-year-old Ada and her three-year-old daughter Grachel, like the vast majority on this caravan are from Honduras. A country which has seen a surge in violence and persecution of human rights activists since a U.S. backed coup overthrew the country’s left leaning President, Manuel Zelaya, in 2009. I am politically persecuted, I face denouncements and death threats for defending human rights in Honduras. To defend human rights in Honduras has become a crime. Two days after I left with this caravan there was an arrest warrant in my name in Honduras. The military police kicked down the door of the home that my mum rents they looked for me at my brother’s place. We’re still at the shelter here. Ada and some others have been told that at 6pm a truck was going to come get them and take them to Tijuana for the last stop, but a few hours have passed and there’s been no sign of the truck so we’re still waiting around to see what will happen. So it’s midnight, six hours later, but the truck’s finally arrived, and we’re about to hit the road and see what awaits in Tijuana. Ada’s final stop, Tijuana, is home to the world’s busiest land border crossing, San Ysidro. But the U.S. clampdown on the border as around 7,000 Central American migrants arrived here over just a few weeks caused what the city’s mayor has called a humanitarian crisis. Our great country must have border security. We don’t want people coming in that aren’t supposed to be here. We want people to come in through a legal process. But the legal crossing is only available to a few people each day, thanks to a metering policy introduced by the Trump administration which has left Ada and the rest here with two choices: sign up to wait indefinitely in the squalor of Tijuana’s camps, in a queue of thousands waiting to cross legally; or make the risky crossing illegally. How has it been getting here finally? The truth is that I feel a bit frustrated and nervous because some of my friends are going with a smuggler. The people I am closest to are the ones that will leave. Now they’re leaving I will be left alone. Over a third of those who have made this 4,000 km journey are reportedly under the age of 18 and an estimated 300 are younger than five. The situation here in Tiijuana is absolutely desperate, people are sleeping in temporary open-air shelters and only the lucky ones have tents. The nights are cold and food and water are hard to come by. So I’m stood here literally on the border. Right here is Baja California, Mexico and right there is the U.S. state of California. Now on the surface this might seem like an easier way to cross the border when in fact given that it’s a desert the weather conditions make it extremely difficult, there’s also nowhere to hide from the U.S. Border Patrol, and last but not least, the area’s controlled by the cartels. Central American migration has provided an extra source of revenue for Mexican drug cartels, who under pressure from the Mexican and U.S. war on drugs exploit the influx of migrants as an extra source of income. Much of the cartels’ strength comes from weapons which flood across the border from the United States. Mexico’s National Security Commissioner has put the figure at a staggering 2,000 guns manufactured in the U.S. that cross the border every single day. There’s a clear correlation between the quantity of guns coming from the U.S. into Central America, and the number of people fleeing from Central America into the U.S. But despite President Trump claiming the migrant caravans are full of criminals in fact the caravans pose a problem for the cartels and their smugglers, because the safety in numbers of these human convoys makes it harder for smugglers to kidnap and extort those who can’t or wont pay them to make the crossing. The amount is $13,000 to $15,000 per person. Not all of them have that amount of money to pay. It will be a struggle, they will suffer from the cold. It is two to three days of suffering but the people – women, children, the elderly – they manage to cross. So in your line or work and given your line or work, how do you feel about the Migrant Caravan? This is an invasion. These people are invading my country. In Mexico’s national anthem and in the constitution it says that if somebody invades there will be war. But I don’t know what’s wrong with Mexico’s citizens that they don’t rise up against them [the migrants]. But it’s not only the cartels who want the caravans to end. When this convoy arrived to Tijuana it was met with violent protests. The xenophobic backlash comes from a mixture of Tijuana’s wealthy, small-time merchants and the people who make daily trips through the border for work. Our business was affected, the sales, the tourism. The number of clients that we have here in the restaurants around 70 per cent of them are Americans and this affected us too much. It has affected me, myself, personally. I cross the border Monday to Friday, delays on the line. Just a big chaos that goes on in the border. What do you think the government should do? Well, they should do it like the United States do it – deportation. It’s affecting me because I need to cross every day. It’s killing me. CBP is currently conducting an exercise. Amidst this at times explosive atmosphere in Tijuana, along the border Trump has stationed nearly 6,000 troops to quote “harden” it, and US Customs and Border Patrol look more like they’re preparing for a war than handling an influx of women, children and men seeking sanctuary from the horrors of poverty and conflict in their homelands. Faced with this hostility and growing signals that the border was becoming almost impossible to cross legally, the migrants decided to hold a spontaneous demonstration to make their plight more visible to both the Mexican and U.S. government. So I’m here at the border right now that Tijuana shares with the U.S. state of California. The U.S. is where many of the migrants from Central America who have been travelling north for weeks are trying to reach to. A large number of them, right here behind me now, have marched here today to demand they be let in. This walk is for Donald Trump to touch his heart, because we are mothers of families, we have here fathers of families and we want to fight for our kids we want a good future for them. Above all we came thinking about our children’s lives, because one of our children died, he was 3 years and 8 months old and we do not want this to happen again. This is a peaceful struggle. [SIGN READS] United States why do you cross our borders?
But you don’t leave us to cross yours? So the migrants have just been let through and they’re running out trying to reach the border, there’s riot police all the way over there and at the end of the bridge waiting as well. While many reports suggested the attack was provoked by migrants rushing through the border, where we were standing the tear gas cannisters began flying over the fence out of the blue. We were just standing at the border, everyone was standing there completely peacefully we’ve just been tear gassed, we don’t even know where it’s come from, and everyone’s running back out again now. Were you at the march yesterday? Yesterday we were there, not at the bridge, we were sitting there and they started to throw gas. One man was hit in the knee and then it exploded and a lot of blood came out. We also started running and the Mexican people were also very mad and they started running towards us with machetes because they were saying that this was too much for them. The U.S. and Mexican authorities blamed the migrants for the violence, but human rights groups condemned the U.S. for attacking men, women and children seeking sanctuary. The United States is the only country in the Americas that has walls and it’s the only country in the world that separates children from their parents, and some of those children are in cages but for Trump that’s not good enough, last week he was tear gassing these children and the whole world is watching. And a society is judged on how we treat our children and it’s just been horrific. They want to come into our country and they’re criminals, and its not happening on my watch, it’s not gonna happen. At this very moment, large well organised caravans of migrants are marching towards our southern border. Some people call it an invasion, it’s like an invasion. U.S. citizens are faced with a president who portrays these migrants as a national security threat, but many are unaware of the actual invasions by the U.S. in these people’s homelands. Relentless U.S. economic and military interference in Latin America is the often ignored backdrop to this crisis. Since 1823 under the so-called Monroe Doctrine, the U.S. government claimed the right to intervene militarily across the region and since then, its done exactly that, over and over again, especially in Central America. Here, borders don’t seem to matter to the U.S. government as long as it’s the one that’s crossing them. The thousands of Hondurans on this caravan routinely talk about fleeing violence and poverty, both of which have soared since the U.S. backed a coup in their country, which saw unelected regimes take power who are friendly to Washington but not to Honduran workers, government critics or human rights activists. The more unstable Honduras becomes the more people are losing jobs, companies are leaving and everything is just falling down and the violence keeps going up. The number one issue that they have is that the violence and there is a lot of poverty in their country but also a lot of repression from the Honduran government. So we’re back at El Chaparral and behind me here there’s a booth that helps migrants process their numbers into the U.S. Ada’s decided to give it a shot, she’s still contemplating it as a backup plan and she’s still considering crossing over by water or by land. But for now, this morning, she’s come… she’s gotten her number and we’ll see what she decides. Even if they ask for it, no one is getting in until tomorrow. Until tomorrow, full stop. Ok then see you tomorrow. It wouldn’t be fair to tell you to wait here when I know I won’t call anyone else until tomorrow. Better tomorrow. Ok, understood. Fine, fine, another day. Yesterday you said one day, now you say another day. We are a group for tomorrow, one more day and I thank you because I was worried about my son. Tomorrow. Faced with a wait that could go on forever, some women are trying to find ways to pressure the U.S. to make crossing the border legally easier. So we’re at a small gathering, there’s a number of migrants that have decided to go on hunger strike. The plan was for them to march to El Chaparral which is the border checkpoint, but they were faced by riot police who’ve locked them off and the police have told me that they’ve basically decided to contain it and keep them here and not allow them to the checkpoint so things don’t get out of hand as it did a few days ago with the tear gas and the border patrol reaction. I want to communicate that we women are going on hunger strike. Why are we going on hunger strike? We ask the U.S. with all our hearts to please speed up political asylum, for it to be 50 [asylum seekers allowed to cross] at a time. We ask this from the bottom of our heart so that we can go there and work and show that we are not delinquents, and we are not how they treated us, but we are people who are trying to work and trying to progress. While these women fight for a more humane U.S. border policy, others, including Ada, decided not to continue suffering the uncertain wait for their number to make the crossing legally to eventually come up. Go, go! Don’t turn back, he can’t do anything to you. Are you kidding me right now? Be careful Marta! So we’ve just arrived here a bit ago at the border by the beach, and about 10 people so far have just gone through a hole and ran to the other side. Border Patrol has taken them and in some cases they’ve run straight to the Border Patrol. For me it is very difficult to be here, to see this wall knowing that I am just a few seconds away from making it. It scares me but at the same time let’s see what happens. We are already there, there is no way back. I didn’t suffer this journey just to give up easily. After we last saw Ada, she and Grachel made it through the border where they were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Days later they were released and allowed to continue their asylum application in U.S. territory. Around the same time, Jakelin Caal Maquin and her dad, Nery, made the same crossing further east. They were also detained, but less than 24 hours later Jakelin was dead. She was just seven-years-old and became the fourth person to die at the U.S.’ southern border in December alone. The only thing that’s going to stop that is great border security, with a wall or a slat fence or whatever you want to call it, but we need a great barrier. It’s walls like this that have caused the dreams of so many impoverished peoples to turn into nightmares. And with Trump and his supporters determined to build more of them, they threaten to make Ada and Grachel’s safe crossing more exceptional and little Jakelin’s fate even more common. This wall behind us covers one third of the U.S.-Mexican border and this wall has led to the death of more than 11,000 people. The reasons they’re fleeing a lot of it has to do with U.S. policies and we just want them to be able to be welcomed to get asylum. Since I was a kid I wanted to be in the U.S. We imagine a lot of things about how it is going to be. They say here I am skinny and I can go there and get fat. We can see many friends that went to the U.S. and they got really pretty and are able to help their families. We desire to have the same as they have. Because the U.S. has a lot of money and luxurious things and when you’re poor, you want what the other has and it’s very hard.

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100 thoughts on “Breaking Through Walls: Inside the Migrant Caravan”

  • One of the things that concern me so much is that these masses of people are so used to living in squalor. The adults and children in these tent cities are unfazed by their surroundings. The immigrants who came to America in the beginning of the 20th century lived in the ghettos if Manhattan. Even though they came here fleeing poverty they knew that the conditions of these ghettos were neglected by the landlords to the point of being dangerous. They assembled and demanded safe housing and they got it. I am afraid that these people trying to get in now wouldn't even know the difference nor would they care. There is something fundamentally wrong to have so many people here that do not care about their surroundings. In this day and age there is no excuse for living like an animal. If they can even find a place to rent, it's no big deal if the are 12 people living in a one bedroom apt. And if they can't even find a crappy apt., where are they to go??

  • Xavier Lehnhoof says:

    HONDURAS HAS RIGHT TO ENTER TO USA BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF USA.
    THEY HAVE RIGHTS TO HAVE BENEFITS. BECAUSE USA STOLE THEIR CONTINENT. THE INDIGENOUS HAVE THE FREEDOM TO HAVE FOOD IN THEIR CONTINENT.

    THE ENGLISH OR INVADERS MUST LEAVE AMERICA.

    THE HONDUREANS ARE PURE AMERICANS

    FORZA HONDURAS πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³

  • Xavier Lehnhoof says:

    πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³ HONDURAS πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³πŸ‡­πŸ‡³

  • Go home and build industry from your community ask Soros to build business. No welfare and they would go HOME. No drugs crime ms13 hand outs. Sickness we have to work 2 jobs to pay for insurance that covers little and they get free go home

  • They should use birth control because they are abusing children they can't support . 19 and a 3 year old stupid I don't want to raise her bad choice

  • Phillygirl52 Jax says:

    They should have stayed in their country. They have caused their own problems. They are filthy and sick. Close our damn border. We don't want them. Quit lying lady. My heart bleeds for the Red, White and Blue only. Ameriican taxpayers are sick of it.

  • HMMMM they have 15 mill excuses why they should come. But the bottom line is someone has to pay and that is the tax payer, no way Hosea.

  • TheBirdandEagle says:

    Gee, I want to move into the White House because I only have one toilet. Really, and need more one so I can poop in peace! ALL B.S!

  • It is a continuing invasion. They need to go home and fix their own country. That wasn't a peaceful demonstration. I saw the uncut video's of rocks being thrown. That's not peaceful. Deport all who invade. Lies told in this video.

  • YOU'VE GOT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET. $1.5 BILLION FOR BORDER SECURITY WITHOUT A WALL. SINCE AN OPEN BORDER BILL COSTS ZERO DOLLARS AND THIS BILL FOR BORDER SECURITY IS $1.5 BILLION. YOU SIMPLIFIED THE WALL COMPLEXITY AND EXCLUDED INCONVEINIANT TRUTHS. TRUMPS CAMPAIGN PROMISE WAS FOR MEXICO TO FUND THIS WALL. TRUMP'S ACTUAL INTENTION WAS TO HALT ALL LEGAL LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRATION FROM THE ENTIRE LATIN AMERICAN CONTINENT. WHILE PRETENDING THE BILL WOULD ONLY BE FOR HALTING ILLEGAL MEXICAN IMMIGRATION. WHICH HAD DECREASED BY 81% FROM 2007-2014 FACTCHECK.ORG. UNBENOUNCED TO TRUMP, THE BORDER WALL WAS ACTUALLY NEEDED ON THE GUATAMALAN HONDURAN MEXICAN BORDER. NOT THE MEXICAN AMERICAN BORDER. SO TRUMP FALSELY BLAMMED THE MEXICAN PEOPLE AND DEMANDED THEY PAY FOR A WALL CAUSED BY HONDURAN-GUATAMALAN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTION. AND, NOW THIS MEXICO PESO FUNDING PROPSAL HAS FAILED. TRUMP INSISTS HE MUST KEEP A CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO AMERICANS. WHOM HE PROMISED THE WALL WOULD BE PAID FOR BY A GOVERNMENT NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS NOT REALLY FROM THEIR OWN COUNTRY. THIS IS A ONE TERM STUPID AND RACIST PRESIDENT. HIDING BEHIND AN EXCUSE FOR SECURITY. WHEN SECURITY WOULD BEST BE SERVED WITH A WALL ALONG THE EAST COAST. WHERE WE WERE ATTACKED ON 9-11. WHICH MAY OCCUR AGAIN. SAD THING IS THOSE RACISTS AGAINST LEGAL LATIN AMERICAN IMMGRATION PRETEND NOT TO BE. BUT SOMEHOW SUPPORT TRUMP. AS, COWARDS TOO AFRAID TO ADMIT TRUTH. SINCE THE REAL INTENTION REVEALED WOULD DESTROY THEM POLITICALLY

  • Discrimination is NOT always a bad thing. Like, you should discriminate, (recognize a distinction; differentiate), who you choose to be your friends. The people of any and every free country have the right to discriminate who is allowed into their country that they have fought and died for to create. This whole insane scenarioΒ is the product of the brain-dead DEMs who refuse to listen to the will of the CITIZENS.

  • Marlene Cardinahl says:

    This is what they asked for coming illegally- I have a lge family and feel for them BUT I don’t feel someone from another country illegally should upset our country- We have so many homeless here and they R not all helped yet when illegals step over the boarder we completly house them- health- food- houslng β€”-sorry go home- I live at poverty level myself and am 82 yrs old

  • They always have the same excuseβ€”we stole their land. AMERICANS made this country what it isβ€”NOT the Mexican and South Americans. Look what your government did to your people. There is so much corruption in every, single country. Look at Venuzuela! That is a BIG part of the problem. Your governments are selling you out to foreign investors and keeping the money for themselves. As far as β€œstealing” the land, how much land did your ancestors take from others? How far back in history do you want to go??? No matter what, these migrants have NO RIGHT TO CROSS OUR BORDERS ILLEGALLY! We have enough of our own problems right hereβ€”we don’t want more!!!

  • JoAnn Rizkowski says:

    Why doesn’t the reporter ask her,….Where is your husband?…..? Does he work? ….What are his skills, talents, job? …What job is she trained for? Can she read and write in Spanish? …..In English? What are you qualified to do, since you just want a job? ….Since Honduras has free education from K-12, what job were you or your husband doing that you couldn’t even pay rent? …..If it’s dangerous where you live, why don’t you move? …Obviously you can move if you want to. !!!….Were you promised free everything for yourself and family forever, if you can just make it over the border, and say the MAGIC words, β€œI’m in fear for my life….I’m fleeing violence.”?? …..I blame Democrats 100% for any suffering or death they experience trying to illegally get in because of all the goodies they’re promised…especially if they just make it to their sanctuary cities.

  • A pack of liers …pity o me I couldn't get a job in my country to pay my rent or feed my kids so I'm coming to America where I can get everything for free from the tax payers…
    Her fat ass don't want to work just wanted to have kids she can't afford to feed…wa wa wa
    Your own dam fault.lose some weight and get a job and stop spitting out kids…dumbass bitch…by the way .why isn't the piece of shit you had kids with helping to support you and your brats…did you eat him…

  • JoAnn Rizkowski says:

    What a Lie!! The USA along with United Nations investigated the 2009 election at the begging of the Honduran people who said it was an illegal election. It was studied for over a year, and proof was provided that the communist illegally got into office. The nation cheered the results. What a liar she is. She’s Communist shill, probably paid off by a Soros β€œnon-profit”. She should cheer for a wall! Then the guns flowing into Mexico will slow down. How many migrants does she support out of her own money, for the rest of there lives.??? Oh zero. …..She wants other people to support them, because she’s just overflowing with compassion, out of her mouth, not her pocketbookβ€”-that’s for you dummies to pay for.

  • Claudia Carrasco says:

    Caravan of laying. They well training what to say, this lady, never works in their own Country. they are JOBLESS IN CENTRO AMERICA, WHAT THEY TALKING ABOUT? , they do not have skills or school .. They just want to live for free!. free housing, free everything. from our Taxes. That is the reality.

  • No pity what so ever ,.totally self inflicted ,instead of ruining the USA by turning it into a shit hole like your own country try changing your own country ,enough places in the USA are becoming shit holes without the help of illegals aliens.

  • JoAnn Rizkowski says:

    She’s lying!! USA and United Nations only came because Hondurans organized and begged us to investigate election. After studying it for a year, it was universally found to be illegal. The Communist had to step down. Then we had nothing to do with their next free election. They have same type of government US has – since 1812 when they got their independence. My shirt was made in Honduras. They have tons of jobs and opportunities for people who want to work. I’ve been there twice. This caravan is made up of illiterate, unwed women with multiple baby daddies, none of which stay with the family, and people that actually do NOT like to work, or have so many kids, it’s impossible to hold down a job with no husband in the house. The teenagers are used to running the streets. The parents have zero skills to offer. There’s 9 million people in Honduras, and the sickening part is, we’ve already quietly taken in over one third of their population. The citizens of this country were never told about this. They’ve fanned out all over the US, but Go to skid row in Los Angela’s. You’ll find most of them there.

  • Well, that's one "impartial" reporter. She's got the Mother Teresa thing going — without acknowledging that these "migrants" are knowingly breaking America's #1 immigration law that says, "Do it LEGALLY!"

  • Robert Vasquez says:

    Yasmin Fanselow, you made this video for Americans to feel sorry for the migrants and we do feel sorry for them But! There are Americans who don't have enough to pay for their medication and rent not to mention all the homeless Veterans. This is our tax money. Americans who paid into the system come first. Build the wall… gofundme.com/j76k9j-discrimination

  • Charles Terrebonne says:

    I hope President Trump starts Marahall Law We need to get the 30 million plus illegals out of the U.S. The military sets up check points all over the country and checks the legitimacy to be in this great nation

  • Charles Terrebonne says:

    If you cant support kids dont have them Your kids are not the American citizens responsibility Go back to your country and fight for your country!!!!!!!!!!

  • They don't come here for anything but the freebies,Americans will have to work four jobs to support them,American families are struggling and American children are dying from lack of proper care,but when they die it makes news headlines.America is a fine place for everyone but Americans.

  • https://youtu.be/hx_heQy2SxA

    YouTube video of anti-american Caravan leader …

    At 7:54 the Caravan leader saying to the people to criminally invade America and commit crimes against the Americans as they are your ENEMIES.

  • DISTANT DANCER says:

    Whjat are they going to do when they cross ? They will still camp out , and they wonder why children are dying , oh yeah , it's trumps fault . You people make me sick ! Oh yea just out of the blue , tear gas is flying . Tell the truth , they were throwing rocks just like they do in their country , yutube has a variety of videos , fuck wake up !

  • mexico is the problem run them back home they knew this they could have stopped this now its mexicos problem for trying to do this to us military is the answer they figure wrong

  • This video might have been believable had you shown that the majority of the caravan were adult males . Tired of the left trying to tug on our heart strings about hungry migrants when you use people in your videos who look like they have not missed a meal in forever. Also try showing both sides, for instance the migrant caravan throwing rocks and other projectiles at my Border Patrol Agents, and yes I said mine because I am an American tax payer. Come to this Country in a legal way and you will be welcome, come because you want a free ride and you get what you deserve. Children`s deaths are on the parent who drag them thousands of miles to cross our Borders illegally because h
    aving a child with you might make it easier to be able to stay in the USA. Oh yes, your reporter, she is so clueless and one sided that it is sickening. One question, where did she stay and eat during her time doing this documentary , let me guess, in a hotel/motel

  • Zabel Kasparian says:

    We don't want this criminals and lazy assholes in our country. We have no free benefits for you. So please get the hell out of here. Go back learn English, get education instead popping babies every freakin years. You are only good for having kids nothing else.

  • The medical hospitals in their country is ready to attend caravan patients now. For lice infestation as well as other infections they will never be allowed to work in America as sick as they are deport for medical to THEIR country hospital

  • leaving their country isnt the answer.the world needs to go into their country an have a new leader put into power.their hostpitals have no lights cause the government wont buy any.these countries need us all to fix their country.take back the natural resources to the people.make hundorus an the other countries beautiful again.

  • Stephen Receveur says:

    Well boo boo get your ass a gun and over run your own government and drive your ass back to your rock we can't do it for you and it's not the American people responsibility to wipe your ass Everytime you think your entitled to our tax dollars

  • Every right to call it an invasion force cause that is what it is. If They can't do it legal to start what makes you think They will follow any of the other laws. Their is mostly young men in the movement and they are willing to use their own kids and women as shields is madness. News organizations like this spewing out fake news and giving half truths. Notice how in all the videos they do are just close ups and in controlled circumstances.

  • ….WE … DON'T … CARE! …WE WILL CALL YOU IF YOU ARE NEEDED! ENJOY YOUR EXTENDED STAY IN MEXICO … PS: WORD HAS IT THAT DOWN BY THE RIVER BANK HAS A GOOD VIEW!

  • Michael Kennedy says:

    Tell them to go home we got enough of them here they do us no good now I just put more money on the wall go fund me wall

  • twocents haney says:

    are there any journalists who ask the migrants how in the hell is the US supposed to take in thousands of you? This is selfish and incomprehensible. These folks have no $; no homes, no jobs. most are ignorant to the laws we abide by. All you hear is the same pitiful story from these migrants. fleeing violence; fleeing gangs; seeking better life for themselves etc. Well if you can band together and caravan and try to invade the US, you can certainly do the same in your own country by storming your government and the violent gangs in an effort to fix your own country. We can't allow you to be a burden on ours.

  • twocents haney says:

    whoever organized tthis journey for these migrants, should be hung (dangling over our border wall). Let these organizers house them and feed them and cloth them.

  • senora estados unidos no es la unica nacion para salir adelante, solamente si anda buscando vivir del govierno si. bienen a US porque saben que aqui la tienen facil. pidanle ayuda a las naciones unidas no a Estados Unidos, esta gente no viene a trabajar viene a depender del govierno por eso se vienen. porque no trabajan en mexico? mexico les ofrece trabajo, a pero no quieren. por que son unos mantenidos quieren todo regalado. regresense porque aqui no van a entrar facil. y no creo que pueden trabajar aqui porque miro que son solo gente sin estudio. solamente si quieren trabajar en piscar verduras y frutas. porque en que mas van a trabajar?

  • MY suggestion; For ALL the Latin America and South Americas, They should ask TRUMP or Elect TRUMP – ASK TRUMP to be their head of state, Allow TRUMP to run their country until their country is liveable.

  • Starrella WolfHeart Parrish says:

    This reporter ought to be arrested standing there not telling these USERS to not jump the border.. πŸ–•She a true traitor to the citizens of this Country trying to lie and get pity for people who were offered asylum in Mexico .I noticed she did not mention Mexico offered asylum ! This Reporter acts like we supposed to to be okay with people coming in sick and unchecked ! I noticed she didn't show all the sewage and trash they lazily leaving on poor Mexican people to clean up πŸ˜€πŸ™„
    She truly unbelievable making a video not telling the WHOLE TRUTH how they violently forced in Mexico ! How they could of took help in Mexico but, got the nerve to DEMAND we support them .
    Those people don't look too poor many are fat and healthy looking .It sure not stopped them breeding like rabbits least rabbits take care their own babies .
    My grandma said these people remind her of the European people how they came demanding the resources and lands they had ..
    These people from Central America are bad people they know only Violence and react Violently to everything .They are NOT the kind of people we need in this Country they will not assimilate well with us .
    They need to stay in Mexico or go home ! There no excuse to keep getting in here ! Their Rugrats are their responsibility not ours to support .
    Also noticed the Reporter did not mention the Terrorist leading them bomb US soldiers in Honduras
    Today on the news it showed a video of border patrol being ATTACKED and it said border patrol said attacks against them were up 300 percent ! It was on the news .
    You'd think people would be outraged at how border being ATTACKED and the border patrol who keeps the Country safe !!
    Anyone not angry obviously don't love this Country ..

  • So is the U.S. Government going to start paying those reparations for slavery or pay African Americans $5Billion to go invade Central America? 😁

  • They have a responsibility to they're people and they're land to build a better home. Running from problems is never the answer, I am no racist. That is purely logic. Best wishes for they're success, and prosperity.

  • I don't understand…if Mexico was the first country they entered who could offer asylum, why are they so determined to enter the US? Oh I forget, the welfare and free everything, right? Come into the country and apply to stay legally like everyone else does. The journalist said that they came all the way on foot…but that's not true. They had transportation most of the way, so I don't understand why she is lying.

  • They talk like they their country is facing a famine, and that is not true and you can see it by just comparing these fat cows to the people in Ethiopia where there was and still is a famine . And they are not lying for you can see the babies in their mother's arms dying slowly of hunger and thirst. These fat cows from Honduras are telling people a sad story that doesn't match the reality of what we see. We see people with cell phones expensive cell phones, Nike sneakers, famous name brands of jackets and hoodies that not even people here in the States can afford. And don't tell me they are donations, no one donates brand new clothes, in some instances you can see how some people reject clothes that are not a famous brand and food that is not of their liking. Asking for cash money so they can buy Pizza and eat from Burger King. People that crossed three different countries borders and by law they should have chosen the first one they came to cross, but yet they kept walking all the way to the USA border like we are the suckers of this Planet. Of course this Nation needs a wall bigger than the one China have protecting their country. Pelosi the addict, the pill popper, the alcoholic and a senior citizen that should be in a nursing home is the Speaker of the House, what a shame = Why in the world can 't we the people force her out of there or change the laws to force them into retirement when they become senile and old addicts. We have to before Ocasio plant her roots in Washington for ever for she is another Pelosi and worst than Pelosi, she is a freak of Nature. Ocasio from the bronx, I'm going to get you ass kick by jenny from the Bronx, you copy shit cat.

  • So why don't they stand up and fight for their own country the same way the american citizens have for years ,who is responsible for creating this situation George Soros,where is he now and why is he letting these people suffer ,obvious this is answer to his new world order .He and his non government organizations are at the root of this.This woman is a propagandist puppet who is trying to blame Trump when in fact its the Democrats and Soros who are the creators

  • Tarzan101 Jungle says:

    This whole migrants caravan crisis is their very own making. No one asked them to come. Certainly not Trump. He is only protecting American interest. You just don't go to another country without any documents. No country in the world allows that. Illegal simply means just that.

  • The CIA and FBI Organizations are Led by Globalists and UN NATO Undemocratic Organizations.. Until these Illegal Groups are dismantled the Migration Ideals will continue to flourish..

  • Many many people want like hell to come to this country but they wait their turn through out the history it's been this way here now it's not because of white liberals who don't believe in federal law

  • BUILD THE WALL N CLOSE THE BORDER NOW MR. PRESIDENT… ITS ENOUGH ALREADY LEAVE IN FEAR … WE NEED HELP OURSELVES… πŸ˜₯

  • Why don’t new Chanel’s like these go interview the THOUSANDS of homeless US veterans that’s sleeping all along the California beaches that made this country!! And this lady is a complete idiot β€œwe were just standing there peacefully” she mentioned but it was showing hundreds of criminals running across the border!!! This is the DUMBEST broadcast channel I have ever seen and she is the stupidest β€œnews reporter” (using the word news reporter very loosely) to ever go public!!!

  • These immigrants need to revolt in the countries they came from. There politicians are so corrupt. Fix your country…don't come and destroy ours.

  • DEVOTED TO MY HOLY SPIRIT DEVOTED TO MY HOLY SPIRIT says:

    BLACK SONS GET KILLED BY POLICE IN AMERICA SO UR MY SON ALMOST GOT KILLED BY POLICE IS NOT A GOOD REASON.
    TELL HIM TO STOP BREAKING THE LAW

  • DEVOTED TO MY HOLY SPIRIT DEVOTED TO MY HOLY SPIRIT says:

    THERE IS ALOT OF DISCRIMINATION IN AMERICA ABOUT LGB COMMUNITY
    SO TAKE UR GAY ASS BACK TO HONDURUS

  • DEVOTED TO MY HOLY SPIRIT DEVOTED TO MY HOLY SPIRIT says:

    TIJUANA DON'T WANT THEM EITHER AND THEY TRIED AND WE KNOW THEY R BAD PEOPLE CAUSE MEXICO SHOWED US

  • I'm white, born and raised in baja and since i can remember, many have taken advantage over me. many really hate and envy us
    they'll wanna play mind games till it feels disrespectful he's being discreetly racist …stupid fucking mentality i wouldn't mind if the violent ones get killed ME VALE VERGA PERRO

  • Where's all the exposures of Putins corruption and aggression? Oh hang on, Redfish is funded by the Russian Governments. Russia, a basket case economy ruled by gangster politicians robbing the country blind.

  • This channel is funded by the Russian state. Whatever anyone's feelings about the far right in Europe or the US, you should at least have a (deep) sense of irony that what was once the far-left is now promoting your messages. You should ask yourselves why.

  • Overthrow bureaucratic capitalism in Latin America and imperialist capitalism in the USA! Destroy all border walls! For the glorious future of a world at the service of the people! Death to fascism!

    But it is truly sad that so many people still have the illusion that they can be peaceful and appeal to moral sense with monsters like the U.S state or the Mexican narcostate.

  • thevernonposse says:

    The thing everyone fails to mention is these people are not immigrants they have no intention of staying here they are economic migrants looking for financial security they could give two shits about becoming an American I’ve done manual labor work my whole life in the Boston area one of the places these people love to go because of the high wages and the financial assistance they get for their anchor babies I have not met one that plans on staying here those asylum claims are bullshit I’d love to see how many would stay if a big enough war breaks out and the United States has to reinstate the draft and they force immigrants to serve whether illegal or not there wouldn’t be a single one left

  • Leticia Maria Hernandez says:

    Oh please stop lying for them ! I live at Southern border these people are coming to abuse and use what they can get .if,they so bad off they sure got Thousands to pay traffickers ! They sure don't care about what we want in this Country for them to not come Illegally and sick with contagious diseases like they are
    I hate reporters like this lying for these users expecting us to support their kids
    In these numbers they could of fought for their own Country they just want use our Country
    They know they are NOT WANTED here but, they basically say fk you all we coming 😑Listen to this Reporter acting like they have cross Illegally !! Hello there a waiting list to come legal ! We don't need all these kids to support they had them ! These Reporters who help them or push them to come Illegally should be charged

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