Listen: Ailing Central American migrants in dire conditions dig in at U.S. border
"At the border in Tijuana tonight, thousands of Central American migrants are taking shelter as they wait for chance to seek asylum in the United States there crowded conditions at the makeshift camp. And even more migrants are now expected to show up and coming days to a drone shot of it seen in crews visited the site found pretty bad conditions polluting open sewage drains this of course, in the wake of last weekend's clash at the border. We're thirty said the rocks were thrown at border patrol officers. Tear gas was fired in return now all of this. There's a new estimate tonight on how many undocumented immigrants there are in the United States. The Pew Research Center says the number continues to shrink this interest estimate shows about ten point seven million undocumented immigrants in the country two thousand and sixteen the most recent year that government numbers are available. That is the lowest estimate in a decade. Now it just before airtime I spoke with Univision's anchor hor Ramos who is in Tijuana poor. Hey, the situation where you are now in Tijuana some of described it, I know the city's mayor. Describes it as a crisis has been asking for humanitarian help. Can you just tell me what you have been seeing what you've been hearing what I'm seeing right now. And what I'm hearing is that we'll ride in the meal with like minded Tyree on international crisis. Of course, there's a lot of blame to go around become blame the Central American governments for extreme poverty rampant corruption for the gangs for the violence. We complained a Mexican government for allowing all these info American runs through calm here. Would we can also blame the United States in? But Trump administration for creating a bottleneck let me just give you an idea, and we're here in DC refugee camp, these refugee there about six thousand people among them one thousand children, and they wanna go to the other side of that wolf that's the United States right right over there. But they can't because every single day the Trump administration, and he's only processing about one hundred asylum applications, and we thought you'll take months for many of the people over here just to go to the United States. And you got so many trying illegal ways to get into the United States. What are the conditions in the camp like 'cause I was talking to a reporter Leyla Santiago yesterday looked like there was a lot of water on the ground who've were complaining about access to food about even the toilet facilities. It is the the conditions are terrible. What I see? I see a lot of trash around me. I I've been talking to to family sold. They long many of the kids are are thick. You can see people coughing is getting really called that at night. There's no possibility for them to go anywhere else are more people continuing to arrive at to stay at that camp. Yeah. Yeah. And they'll calming every single date. They have hundreds more sometimes thousands more the number that I have are are these in this camp last night. There were about six thousand people with talks tons more than new government told him. That they're considering between nine thousand central Americans to fifteen thousand central Americans enough though Christmas in January February more"