To get a credible, first-hand account of the situation at the border from the standpoint of the asylees who are victimized, albeit illegally, by the U.S. government on the one hand, and by the cartels, on the other, I encourage you to listen to this whole episode of Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. It features Nayelly Barrios and legendary human rights activist, Jennifer Harbury, who resides at the border in Weslaco, Texas. This is a sad, compelling narrative on how we as a nation have declared war on the victims of the cartels, people that according to international and U.S. law, we are supposed to be helping.
If we would only follow our own laws as a country...
Residents on Both Sides of the Border Try to Help Asylum Seekers Illegally
Turned Away by U.S. Gov’t
Residents on Both Sides of the Border Try to Help Asylum Seekers Illegally Turned Away by U.S. Gov’t