United States, Sanchez, Monica Campbell discussed on The World

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The world where co production of the BBC World Service PRI and WG be H E R in Boston. A caravan of around two thousand migrants is now gathering in a Mexican border town in the hope of entering the United States. They'll attempt to cross from p address Negras in Mexico to eagle creek, Texas. It's the first time a large group of migrants has come to the border with Texas instead of California, they're in a temporary shelter guarded by military. Police in riot gear one hundred man Miguel. Sanchez says he's determined to enter the US in search of a better life. Throne. I think Trump's got it wrong. He's not okay. And the head we come to find work, but he thinks that because there are gangs in Central America that we come here to commit crime. But no, no that's not why we're here we come to work and to do our best. And even if you put up his wall, that's not gonna stop us. We've reported many times on the so-called migrant caravans from Central America and on unaccompanied minors crossing from Mexico into the US. Last fall, the world's Monica Campbell set out to get an up close and personal look at what it's like to experience migration like that. By following one family for months, we're devoting the rest of our show today to that story of one boy and his mom and their journey. Monica's? Reporting is in collaboration with our partners at PBS frontline and their podcast the frontline dispatch. It's November in I'm crossing the border into Tijuana. I'm looking for a kid. I'd heard about L Salvador who came up in the migrant caravan. He's fifteen and alone in waiting for chance to enter the US and ask for asylum. There's a US helicopter overhead and Mexican soldiers police around, and there's this pause and a group of migrants are gathered around the man with a notebook. He's calling out numbers from the notebook. It's a way of creating a line of sorts for.

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