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Mexico Deports Migrants as it Engages with U.S. Over Border Security

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Three Honduran migrants huddle in the riverbank amid tear gas fired by U.S. agents on the Mexico-U.S. border after they and a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city.

Ramon Espinosa

Last Sunday at the U.S. -Mexico border, U.S. patrol agents fired tear gas on an unarmed crowd of migrants, including children, attempting to enter the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico. The migrants attacked, of which many had been part of the caravan of Central American asylum seekers, were at the border protesting the the U.S.’ limiting the number of migrants who can request asylum. Mexico, meanwhile, deported several dozen asylum seekers to their home countries. To discuss the situation unraveling from Mexico’s perspective we are joined by Laura Carlsen. Carlsen is the director of the Americas Program for the Center for International Policy, based in Mexico City. She hosts the online television program, “Interviews from Mexico. “

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