Listen: Mexico, Donald Trump And Tijuana discussed on Correspondents Report
"Thousands of people from the so-called migrant caravan that's been crossing Mexico from Honduras Guatemala, and now gathered in squalid conditions in Tijuana as the United States enforces ago slow in the processing of asylum, applications the migrants have been the target of much political rhetoric from President Donald Trump who wants to enforce strict new entry rules for asylum seekers. That is our North America correspondent Zoe Daniel reports as the caravan slips out of the daily news cycle, the people could wait in Mexico for months before they have their applications assist is nothing like spending some time somewhere truly awful to remind you of how lucky you are refugee camps migrant camps displacement camps detention cats of Bain to them in civil parts of Africa, and Asia, and whatever description you choose can't the people who can't or won't go back and can't move forward. Oblique places. This one just made us from the US border in Mexico is no different. Well, over five thousand people sleep in tents peach tightly together on the dirt of a baseball almond those unlucky enough not to have been given a tent have constructed rudimentary shelters with whatever they can find mostly bits of wood supporting sheets of plastic. This one and you and your husband sleeping in here. Yeah. What happens when it rains the moral? Clarissa her husband and their seven year old daughter lift three children back in Honduras to make the journey with the caravan some people here are fleeing gang violence and crime, but they're not ashamed to admit. They're economic migrants seeking work any work. They can get we lent her a phone, so they can call home for the first time since they lived a few weeks ago. Almost hanging Clarisa speaks to her son. And then hands the phone to her daughter, who's all smiles as she speaks to her, brother. Clarissa daughter has asthma and both the coughing after spending several days sleeping in the dust which soon turns to mud after a storm. In fact, lots of the migrants have dry coughs. And so two we after spending just a couple of days at the camp. The air is acrid to filled with the smell of burning plastic. The toilet area is what you'd expect a morass of filthy water and raw sewage there's no real organization here. Local authorities and NGOs making do with a small budget and limited supplies, although they had some help from Mexico's military to feed the group. It's always difficult to arrive at and then depart from these kinds of places to return to a comfortable lie fills with especially when there are children involved of the almost six thousand people hear about two-thirds of men. The wrist women and children. This boy is the same age as my son eleven. He's still wanna go. Save plied almost small mom says we can have a better lawf- and study in Montana can work, and we can go to school, Mike, something of allies. And yes, that's my son translating instead of being at school like the other migrants here the boys waging in the camp to get to America, something that might take months or never happen, especially under the Trump administration's border protection policy based estimates have those who will already at the border where she at least two to three months to even lodge application with border agents as the administration enforces ago, slow on processing, Donald Trump, then wants to implement a new policy that would have migrants waiting in Mexico for the claims to be considered which could take much longer it. So happens that I spent my birthday in the camp another one on assignment in a far-flung. Place. The people we met a paces in a large political puzzle. Some economic migrants others fleeing from fear. I the way this situation is a reminder that I was born in a truly lucky country. And so were my children before we left we handed Clarissa and her daughter to small tints look of relief. In response. The best birthday present in Tijuana. Mexico this Zoe Daniel for correspondence report."