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‘We’ve been taken hostage’: African migrants stranded in Mexico after Trump’s crackdown

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Hundreds of migrants from Africa are stuck in Tapachula because of Mexico’s willingness to bow to Trump and stem the flow of migrants
Neh knew she was taking a risk when she got involved with English-language activists in mostly-Francophone Cameroon.She had no way of know that her decision would eventually force her to flee her country, fly halfway across the world and then set out on a 4,000-mile trek through dense jungle and across seven borders – only to leave her stranded in southern Mexico, where her hopes of finding safety in the US were blocked by the Mexican government’s efforts to placate President Donald Trump’s anti-migrant rage. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/30/weve-been-taken-hostage-african-migrants-stranded-in-mexico-after-trumps-crackdown

Author : Jo Tuckman in Tapachula

Publish date : 2019-09-30 07:00:13

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