«Would you believe that 15 people would make chaos at the border, if the only thing we will do is a hunger strike, worse we don't want to take the next step, we will stay here.»
A number of migrants, including approximately ten women, launched a hunger strike in Tijuana on the US-Mexican border on Thursday, in an attempt to have their asylum requests expedited.
Footage shows the migrants as... Еще they tried to keep dry from the rain, while Mexican police officers were blocking them from approaching the offices of the National Institute of Migration.
Erendina Santiago, a migrant from Honduras, said «I want to tell you that we are going, women are going on a hunger strike,» and added that «we are approximately ten women.»
Over 5,000 migrants from Central America have been waiting near the US border after travelling over 4,000 km (2,500 miles) as part of the migrant caravan. They say they are seeking asylum in the US to escape poverty and violence back home.