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Central American LGBTQ Migrants Face Additional Hurdles on Journey to U.S. Border

HeadlineNov 16, 2018

More migrants from several Central American caravans have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the first groups to arrive at the border was a splinter group of LGBTQ migrants, who say they left the main caravan after facing discrimination and harassment. Texas-based migrant rights group RAICES provided buses to help bring the LGBTQ group from Mexico City to Tijuana. This is LGBTQ migrant Cesar Rico.

Cesar Rico: “We don’t want to jump over walls. We don’t want to violate U.S. law. We are a group of around 78 people from the sexually diverse LGBT community. We come fleeing from trouble. We come fleeing from discrimination. We come fleeing from a lot of violence in Honduras and Central America. So we ask, we plead: 'Help us! Open your doors!' We don’t come to do any evil. We come to help develop the United States even more.”

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