Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

Ferrera has spoken out for migrants for years. But she said the urge to speak louder intensified after images of migrant children being separated from their parents by U.S. officials emerged last year.

FILE – In this June 30, 2018 file photo, America Ferrera, left, with Alicia Keys, attends a protest against the Trump administration’s approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents in Lafayette Square across from the White House in Washington. After paying a weekend visit to Central Americans stuck on the Mexican side of the border with the United States, Ferrera said Sunday, March 10, 2019, that she was enjoying first-time motherhood last June when images of migrant children being separated from their parents by U.S. officials began to emerge. She has led a small group of like-minded artists on a visit to migrants waiting in the Mexican border city of Tijuana for a chance to apply for asylum in the U.S. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters

She remembers holding her newborn at the time and trying to imagine the plight of the migrants: ‘How dire would my situation have to be to grab this brand new child and walk for a month, with no access to clean water and food, not knowing what I would meet along the way, to try and seek asylum and safety and refuge because my situation was so bad?’

Jessica Morales Rocketto, who heads the nonprofit advocacy group Families Belong Together, which organized the weekend trip, said one of the migrants the delegation spoke with has been waiting with her 1-year-old to apply for asylum since November. Another, a mother of a 4-month-old, gave birth while traveling in one of the migrant caravans, she said.

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