Conditions deteriorate at migrant shelter in Tijuana

Posted: 8:29 PM, Nov 27, 2018
Updated: 2019-01-04 17:56:14-05
Migrant caravan awaits next step

Conditions at the border are getting worse as desperate migrants wait for asylum.

Many have given up hope in their desperate hour. The shelter where migrants are staying is packed to the brim. It’s said to be completely full and actually three times above capacity. Conditions are getting worse as officials with the state’s special committee on migration issues say city and state officials are even looking for a second shelter, but no local businesses are willing to rent out their facilities for the migrants.

People at the shelter have reported deteriorating conditions including open sewage drains. The Mexican Navy has set up small kitchens and the Red Cross is providing medical care.

Migrants say they want the U.S. to speed up the political asylum process, saying it’s taking too long.