Hey r/politics, I’m Roberto Ferdman and I’m a correspondent here at VICE News Tonight on HBO.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reporting on the influx of migrants at the southern border. I was down in El Paso when Border Patrol was housing hundreds of migrants under a bridge, behind razor wire and fence, on gravel. While there, I managed to speak with many of the migrants, who told me that officials specifically told them no to talk to us.
Later, we followed a bus transporting migrants to a holding area, where CBP had set up three large beige tents outside El Paso Station (in a parking lot). We then spoke to more than a dozen people who were among those relocated (they had just been released). They confirmed that the place we saw was where they’d been taken, and insisted that it was even worse than sleeping under the bridge. Take a look at our reports below and put your questions in the comments. Looking forward to chatting here.
Border Patrol moved migrants from a pen under a bridge to overcrowded tents in a parking lot: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/nexxag/border-patrol-moved-migrants-from-a-pen-under-a-bridge-to-overcrowded-tents-in-a-parking-lot
The Migrants Trapped Below An Overpass In El Paso (HBO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvBwE6hfC7w
My tweet thread from El Paso: https://twitter.com/robferdman/status/1111730238168449024