It has been a grueling month for the hundreds of migrants from Central American traveling through Mexico in hopes of receiving asylum in the US, but now that they have reached their goal dozens remain stranded south of the border.
For those who made the journey the biggest question is “what’s next?”
Those who’ve lived in Central America learned about the harsh realities of life first hand.
El Salvador native Marcos Guerrero, says the hardship that people endure in their country is what makes them seek a better life, but thinks that the political asylum process can be a bit unjust.
“I don’t like to use the word unfair because they have their reason to migrate but it is unfair for those who have to live in the us and continue to wait for asylum,” said Guerrero.
The Central Valley business owner says he believes individuals should pay their dues before receiving any of the benefits of u-s citizenship.
“Those who just arrived have no history they haven’t paid taxes they haven’t done anything, but those who have don’t get any help, that’s when I say that it’s time for the government to open their eyes and create an immigration reform.”
Immigration experts say it’s is not illegal for an individual to seek asylum through the countries port of entry. but the process can become lengthy and as a rule only a small fraction of those who apply are granted asylum.