Migrants endure wretched living conditions in Tapachula, Mexico

(Video by Geraldine Torrellas/Cronkite Borderlands Project)

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrants throughout this southern Mexico city are living in crowded conditions, with little access to food and clean water. Many live in parks, where it’s not only difficult to obtain basic necessities, but also to use a restroom.

Others are renting out rooms, staying in shelters – and being detained in the main immigration facility, Siglo 21, where many migrants claim to have been treated poorly.

Geraldine Torrellas(she/her/hers)
News Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Geraldine Torrellas expects to graduate in December 2022 with a master’s degree in mass communication. Torrellas has interned as a reporter at the Varsity Sports Show in Phoenix and KOLD-TV in Tucson.

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