The community of San Ysidro is home of the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere.Tourists come in from Tijuana…people who come to work from Tijuana but they have papers.
15 minutes away at another border crossing, Rosi Lerma can be found working at this restaurant, Mi Ranchito“Yeah, here have four million people. I want to say, my mom is there. Yeah, I want to see my mom like twice a week… she’s kind of sick and old.”When she heard news of more than 5200 troops coming to the southwest border,“I don’t see the point on that, because nothing happens here. We don’t see like illegal or bad things happening here.” The reason for the troops is the caravan of Central American migrants making their way northward.President Trump says gang members and bad people are mixed in with a caravan and described it as an invasion of the U.S.“Due to the large size of the potential caravans that may arrive at the border, however,the Department of Homeland Security has further requested the support of the Department of Defense.”And they came out on this founded Border Angels——an organization for migrants.
15分钟的路程之外，在另一个边境路口，Rosi Lerma在这家名为Mi Ranchito的餐厅工作。“是的，这里有400万人。我想说，我妈妈在那里。是啊，我每周去看我妈妈两次，她有病，又老了。”当她听到5200多名士兵进入西南边境的消息时，“我不明白这有什么意义，因为这里什么都没有发生。我们也没有看到非法或不好的事发生。”派遣军队的原因是中美洲移民正在向北行进。特朗普总统说帮派成员和坏人混在了商队里，并把其描述为对美国的入侵。“由于大量的商队可能到边境来，美国国土安全部要求国防部的进一步的支持。他们来到边境处成立了边境天使组织——这是一个移民组织。
“It’s really a message of hate. We’re not at war. These two countries are not at war.”“I don’t think that all those who are coming on caravan are that.They are looking for the American Dream, more stability, in other words, a better life.
Organizations that help migrants are preparing if the caravan comes here.We’re all on high alert realizing that this could happen. The Christ United Methodist Ministry Center is already providing temporary shelter, clothing and food for some of the people who have been stopped by Border Patrol, processed and released into the U.S.
They are detainees who are treated by bangle or bracelets. They don’t have money, so a lot of them don’t have a means to go anywhere.They’re waiting to get communication with family members who are trying to purchase tickets for them.And there’s volunteers’ reaction to more troops at the border.I’m a voter. I have a power through that vote and everyone else does too. The military presence will only be able to support Border Patrol with duties such as planning, medical support and any construction of temporary housing.
Elizabeth Lee, VOA news, San Diego.