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Caravan of Honduran and Salvadoran Refugees Reaches U.S. Border

A migrant caravan traveling from Central America through Mexico to seek asylum in the United State is near San Diego. Many of these migrants have fled violence in Honduras. The turmoil there intensified after the U.S. certified an unconstitutional presidential election, last fall. Despite U.S. support, President, Juan Hernando Hernandez, is accused of massive human rights abuses against Hondurans. The Mexico caravan made news earlier this month when President Donald Trump vowed to meet the asylum-seekers at the border with National Guard troops. U.S. Border Patrol temporarily turned the migrants away, because there’s no room in immigration processing facilities. They’re now in limbo between the U.S. and Mexican borders. 

To discuss, Worldview is joined by Chicago activist Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, a member of the human rights group La Voz de Los de Abajo, and Karla Lara, a musician and social justice activist. She’s on a U.S. tour to raise awareness of what’s driving people out of Honduras. Lara is a member of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras. Ginsberg-Jaeckle will provide translation from Spanish.

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