I Went to Mexico to Meet Asylum-Seekers Trapped at the Border. This Is What I Saw.

Sun, 3 Nov 2019 11:15:19 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Two weeks ago, I traveled to northern Mexico along with Mexican
photographer Guillermo Arias to meet with asylum-seekers who’ve been
trapped at the southern U.S. border by Trump Administration policies.
Neither of us was prepared for what we saw there.

We visited two cities – Ciudad Juarez and Matamoros—to track down people
who had been placed into the deceptively misnamed “Migrant Protection
Protocols” that have slammed America’s door shut to people fleeing
persecution and violence in their home countries. Before we arrived, we
wondered whether the stories we’d read of kidnappings, assaults, and
despair were as widespread as they sounded. It didn’t take long for us
to get our answer.

There is—right now, at this very moment—a humanitarian crisis unfolding
at our southern border. And we are not paying enough attention to it."

Via Jennifer Freeman.

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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