[:en]Donald Trump will shutdown the border to Central American immigrants[:es]Cerrará Donald Trump la frontera a los migrantes centroamericanos[:]

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ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR

Looking for a better life, they have traveled thousands of miles. They cross Mexico to seek political asylum in the United States. Donald Trump says he’ll deny them access to his country and send them back to their countries or leave them in Mexico. Many of them have already fulfilled the consular requirements to enter the US but Trump doesn’t seem to care even when he is the President of the “free world and democracy leader”.

This week they passed through Mexicali, they were between 150 and 200 Central American immigrants who fled violence and poverty. El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are their countries and better life conditions is their goal. Immigrant Hotel in Mexicali downtown hosted and gave them food, water, candy, medical service form Red Cross, Health Secretary of Baja California, State Family Service (DIF), City and Federal Police as well as several volunteers.

 

On their way to Tijuana, they told horror stories. A young man tells about being threatened by the Maras (gangs) constantly or even from the authorities. There are no jobs, wealth is confined to a few fortunate families and elite groups. The Government is corrupt and smothers citizen’s inn several different ways.

 

No health services, education where teachers aren’t even interested in doing their job. Central America is hell on earth. People don’t mind risking their lives trying to get to the USA crossing Mexico. They are looking for asylum, sanctuary, rumor has it those from El Salvador have asylum already approved. But there’s no concrete information.

There are more of them coming from the south. About half a thousand riding the train. The risk of crossing Mexico implies the possibility of being kidnapped, they risk all they have trying to get to the USA, where Donald Trump has already denied entrance to these people. He wants to leave them out of the American Dream that they desperately seek.[:es]

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR

Buscando una vida mejor han viajado miles de kilómetros. Atraviesan México para buscar asilo político en la Unión  Americana. Donald Trump habla de negarles entrada y regresarlos a su país o dejarlos en México. Muchos ya tienen los papeles para entrar a EU pero no parece importarle al Presidente del “líder del mundo libre y la democracia”.

Esta semana pasaron por Mexicali, eran entre 150 y 200 migrantes centroamericanos que huyen de la violencia y le miseria. El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras son sus países y buscar una vida mejor su propósito. EL Hotel de Migrantes del centro  de Mexicali los recibió con comida, agua y dulces, palabras de aliento, servicios médicos de Cruz Roja, Secretaria de Salud de BC y DIF Estatal, las policías Federales y Municipales y voluntarias de la sociedad civil.

En su camino a Tijuana, contaron historias de terror, como un joven que cuenta como vive en constante amenaza de las Maras (pandillas) o las mismas autoridades. No hay trabajo, la riqueza se concentra en unas cuantas manos de empresarios y de oficiales de un gobierno corrupto que asfixia a los ciudadanos.

Sin servicios de salud, una educación donde los maestros no se interesan siquiera por hacer su trabajo a medias. Centroamérica es un infierno del que tratan de salir miles de personas que arriesgan la vida para cruzar México  (que implica peligro de muerte). Busca asilo, se dice que los salvadoreños tienen aprobado el asilo en EUA. Pero no hay nada concreto.

Vienen más del sur del país. Alrededor de medio centenar. En camino en el techo del tren. El riesgo de cruzar México implica incluso la posibilidad de ser secuestrado. Arriesgan todo tratando de llegar a Estados Unidos, donde el Presidente Trump habla de cerrarles la entrada y dejarlos fuera del sueño americano que tanto buscan.[:]

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