Listen: Migrants weigh whether to stay in Mexico or trek to US
"Thousands of migrants. Caravanning from Central America. Have now arrived exhausted in Mexico. They have been able to find a place to rest at the hey, Seuss Martinez stadium in Mexico City as they make their way to the US border. The much-needed stop gave them a chance to wash up eat had received donated clothing for more on what's next for the group of migrants KCBS anchor Rebecca corral spoke with CBS news. Reporter Adrienne Bard who lives in Mexico. What conditioner these folks him as you have said they're exhausted. And there's a lot of people who are ill, especially the children a lot of the medical attention. If being focused on children who have respiratory illnesses. And in some cases, diarrhea also a lot of people with source. Deep. Blisters people hobbling around the camps. But you know, the rest is good for most people most generally younger people in pretty good health, but a much needed rest for them been walking for weeks. Whose decision was it to open up the stadium? Great question. It was a decision of city officials, and you know, what does curious moment in Mexico politics, Rebecca where we have a government that's about to finish up. The new government comes in on December first the federal government the city gotten rid the new mayor comes in on December fifth. So what I understand is that they got together, and they were like minded about this, and they have human rights officials from both the outgoing and incoming government overseeing and making sure that the miners are treated as good as possible and given as much as they possibly can to help them stay good health who's who's paying for the food and for the water and the medical care. Not the government of the United States can take people are wondering and sorry for being a little cynical there. But yes, Mexico is absorbing the cost of this. Now, there's a more concerted effort. I mean, it's more organized effort in Mexico City. But as the bikers came across the border, in many cases, they will be given food and water by people who basically just have enough food to feed their families in a day and the generosity and the outpouring of people in Mexico. It's an absolutely overwhelming to see. Yeah. I mean, that's so remarkable people who barely get by day to day coming up something to to give to the travelers. Well, that's true. And yet there is the other side of it in Mexico is also very worried about what's going to happen. If these barge numbers push towards the US border and are stopped from going into the normal process to seek asylum in the US, they're going to be camping out at the Mexican border on the Mexican side, and Mexico is already pretty saturated in some places like Tijuana where I saw in in may when the last group of my against Kane, and in addition to the people from Central America, people from other parts of Mexico, you have people from Africa a lot of people from Haiti at the border trying to get an so this is a potential humanitarian crisis, and what the government of Mexico wants is for it. There to be a regional solution. That would include the US medical providers who were talking about what happens when they get to the border and face a hostile United States and the the added trauma. I mean, do do many of them are most of them seem to know what they're facing when they get here. You know, I get the sense that some of the migratory idea little oblivious, oblivious to the reality of they're not going to be let in right away. And if they are led into that it'd be in and detained again, I mean from the last group, I think something like two hundred and fifty people, and I might be off, but are being processed of all of that group. And then that doesn't mean they're going to be allowed to stay. So I don't think that everybody is realistic. But you know, that old saying when you've got nothing"