After a grueling month-long journey, thousands of migrants from Central America are making their way to the Mexican city of Tijuana.
About 1,700 migrants have reached the border city, many arriving by bus. In the coming days, officials believe as many as 5,000 could seek asylum and entry into the United States. President Trump has described the caravan as an “invasion” and deployed nearly 6,000 troops to secure the southern border.
CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock has this report from Tijuana.
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Our panel discusses the latest:
- Oscar Chacon is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Alianza Americas, a network of Latin American and Caribbean immigrant organizations in the U.S.
- Rafael Bernal is a Staff writer with the Hill, a political newspaper in Washington, D.C.
- Alan McPherson is a professor of History at Temple University.
- Mark Feierstein is a Senior Advisor with the Albright Stonebridge Group’s Latin America practice.
Hundreds of Central American migrant caravan members have reached Tijuana on the US-Mexico border pic.twitter.com/GOxOon8MdI
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