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Migrant Caravan Organizes for Fair Treatment as Members Start Hunger Strike

HeadlineNov 30, 2018

As thousands of Central American migrants continue to camp out by the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, a small group of women from the caravan announced Thursday they were starting a hunger strike to protest the asylum process and the migrants’ treatment. Steady rain has worsened conditions for the caravan members, who are mostly sleeping and living outdoors. Members of the caravan have been organizing to demand better conditions and fair treatment from authorities. This is one of the members speaking at a press conference.

Migrant representative: “So what this exodus is asking is, one, to stop the arbitrary, involuntary, manipulative deportations; two, for the United States President Donald Trump, we ask for a more efficient asylum process, since everyone has a right to ask for political asylum; three, we also ask for the formation of a commission by the incoming Mexican government to negotiate a permanent solution for those who want to stay here; four, make public the names of those deported, because they’re deported, and their families here don’t hear anything or know what happened; and, five, for there always to be a human rights presence during all detentions to protect migrants’ rights.”

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