For weeks now, thousands of Central American migrants have been arriving at the Mexican border city of Tijuana in hopes of reaching the United States.
The migrants, from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, said they’re fleeing the threat of violence at home and seeking a better life.
On Sunday, a peaceful protest turned violent when U.S. border agents used tear gas and rubber bullets to stop a group, including women and children, from illegally crossing the border.
CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports from Tijuana.
To discuss all of this:
- Laura Carlsen is the Director of the Americas Program with the Center for International Policy.
- Rafael Bernal is a staff writer with the political newspaper, The Hill.
- Jenifer Sarver served as Deputy Director of Public Affairs in the US Commerce Department during the George W. Bush administration and is the principal of Sarver Strategies.
- David Smith is the Washington Bureau Chief with The Guardian newspaper.
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