Why not let the women and children in the Tijuana camp resettle in Canada?


Recently, amidst a gathering of asylum hopefuls in the crowded Tijuana gymnasium that serves as a makeshift camp for the caravan of Central American migrants, I was taken aback when a group of young women and men said they wanted to come to Canada.

They explained how a few days earlier a Catholic Bishop had visited the camp and was advising them that Canada would offer a more open and friendly reception, albeit one that is a little colder on the thermometer. Whatever the conditions, it was seen as an alternative to the deep disappointment and despair these migrants now felt. The dream that had carried them over a thousand miles was turning into a nightmare.