Caravans of Refugees in Mexico.
11/20/2018. UPDATED: I am in Mexico. Some refugees were in Escuinapa, Sinaloa today. They are traveling to Sonora today. I am traveling to Tijuana tomorrow.
These are some photos
11/18/2018 - Refugees having dinner in Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara. Jalisco, Mexico.
11/19/2018 - Refugees sleeping in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico.
11/19/2018 - Refugees walking from Guadalajara to Escuinapa, Sinaloa. Mexico.
11/20/2018 - Refugees taking a shower. Escuinapa, Sinaloa. Mexico.
My name is Javier Soriano. I am a freelance photojournalist living in New York City. I have covered many rallies, marches and other events in NYC. You can see some of my photography/video work on my site:
As an asylee, immigrant, Mexican citizen and US citizen, I feel the need to document with photography and video the Caravans of Refugees from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and other countries from Central America. I came from a impoverished Mexican community and because of my sexual orientation, I also had to migrate for my safety. Refugees in the caravans come from extreme impoverished communities. They are also fleeing violence.
I am planning in traveling to Mexico (if I get the necessary funds) in November to meet with the refugees traveling to the United States of America and document what children, women and men are going through. As a Queer man, I am also interested in documenting members of the LGBTQQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and others) community traveling in the caravans. There are approximately 250 LGBTQ+ refugees with the first caravan. There are more LGBTQ+ refugees with the other caravans.
I will cover all the caravans in Mexico. Make a contribution of $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100 or more today. Your donation will help me with travel expenses from New York City to Mexico, transportation within Mexico, food expenses in Mexico, phone and Internet service in Mexico, travel expenses from Mexico to New York City, etc. You can also make a monthly donation on Patreon.
On Wednesday, October 31st, 2018, President Trump said that he would deploy as many as 15,000 military personnel (on top of Border Control, ICE and others) to the border with Mexico in response to caravans of Central American refugees. If the deployment reaches 15,000 troops, it would be almost the equivalent to the size of the U.S. military’s presence in Afghanistan and three times the size of the presence in Iraq.
AP says "A third caravan of migrants — this time from El Salvador — waded over the Suchiate River into Mexico on Friday (November 2, 2018) , bringing another 1,000 to 1,500 people who want to reach the U.S. border.
Though the first caravan once numbered as many as 7,000, Mexico's Interior Department estimated that, as of Friday (November 2, 2018), it numbered only 3,000 people.
The second caravan, also of about 1,000 to 1,500 people, entered Mexico earlier this week and is now in Mapastepec, Chiapas. The second group includes Hondurans, Salvadorans and some Guatemalans. In addition, the government identified a fourth, smaller group of 300 Central American migrants walking further ahead, in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz."
Another caravan of refugees has set out from the Salvadoran capital on Sunday, October 28, 2018.
Retired Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr (a Black guy) sent an email to his supporters saying, “A caravan with a band of terrorists, gang members, murderers, and drug lords is marching on our southern border RIGHT NOW. And the Democrats refuse to do ANYTHING to stop them. Thank goodness President Trump is willing to stand up and mobilize our military to protect our country from this illegal immigrant invasion. Make a grassroots donation today to show you stand with President Trump in his effort to STOP this caravan invasion and protect Americans from violent criminals. CONTRIBUTE $25. CONTRIBUTE $50. CONTRIBUTE $75. CONTRIBUTE $100. CONTRIBUTE $250. CONTRIBUTE OTHER AMOUNT.”
Refugees intend to enter the U.S. via a claim of asylum. The process is not easy, but anyone has the right to claim asylum. Will the US government allow them to apply for asylum?
Indigenous people have been living here for thousands of years. Everyone else came from other countries.
This is a humanitarian crisis. Your donation will help me to cover all the caravans of refugees traveling throughout Mexico. Make a contribution of $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100 or more today.
Thanks so much for your support. Together we can support refugees from Central America!
Migrant caravans continue journey to the US, despite Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Mexico: LGBT+ community denounce 'double discrimination' in migrant caravan.
US troops prepare for the arrival of the caravans of refugees.
I might also need to travel to the US-Mexico border. Thousands of US soldiers are at the border waiting for the arrival of the caravans. Make a contribution of $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100 or more today. Your donation will help me with travel expenses from New York City to Mexico, transportation within Mexico, food expenses in Mexico, phone and Internet service in Mexico, travel expenses from Mexico to New York City, etc. You can also make a monthly donation on Patreon. If I get the necessary funds, I will cover all the caravans traveling through Mexico. This is a humanitarian crisis. Together we can support refugees tell their stories!
UPDATE on 11/11/2018: Some members of the first caravan arrived to Tijuana today. Two buses with around 80 people arrived at the Bus Station. Most of the passengers are members of the LGBTQ+ community, but families with children also arrived. Most members of the first caravan of approximately 4,500 people begin to arrive at the state of Guanajuato; while the second caravan of almost 1,800 people will arrive in Puebla City today. Meanwhile, the third caravan arrived this morning at the municipality of Juan Rodríguez Clara, Veracruz state; this caravan of almost 2,000 people is directed by the priest and activist Alejandro Solalinde.
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I need more funds to be able to cover all the caravans of refugees traveling through Mexico.
I will also need to travel to the US-Mexico border. Thousands of US soldiers are at the border waiting for the arrival of the caravans.
Make a contribution of $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100 or more today. This is a humanitarian crisis. Together we can support refugees tell their stories!