2018-11-19: Asylum Seekers Caravan – Yojahira (17) and Kevin (20)

Yojahira Mabel Leonardo Dubon, 17 years old, and Kevin Samuel Madrid Pineda, 20 years old. Hondurans, in 2018-11-19 were in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco.

Update: 2018-11-20: I don’t know where they are now. Them like others that we couldn’t help. We don’t know if they are now. They they are walking and finding other ways to reach the border, so they can ask for Asylum. About $60 buy one person a ticket. https://rally.org/asylumseekerscaravan

Translation

This is the young couple:

Interviewer: We are here in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco. And, who am I speaking with?

Blue Hat: Kevin Samuel Medri Pineda.

Purple hat: Jajaira ‘Maden’ (not sure about last name)

Interviewer: Where are you from?

Jajaira: From Honduras, San Pedro Sula.

Interviewer: When did you leave from Honduras?

Kevin: About two weeks ago.

Interviewer: Two weeks ago?

Kevin: Yes.

Interviewer: And how did it go?

Kevin: Well, more or less; the course is very difficult.

Interviewer: And do you have brothers or sisters?

Jajaira: Yes. I have one (brother).

Interviewer: What is your brother’s name?

Jajaira: Roger Alexander.

Interviewer: [inaudible]

Jajaira: Yes.

Interviewer: And do you have brothers or sisters?

Kevin: Yes in the United States and in Honduras.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Kevin: I’m 20.

Jajaira: I’m 17.
Interviewer: And why did you leave Honduras? If it’s possible to know.

Kevin: There is no work in Honduras, and it is very dangerous there. You can’t even work properly. One lives very insecure there.

Interviewer: And what is dangerous?

Kevin: There, everything. The gangs. Even the police. All of that makes Honduras dangerous right now.

Interviewer: Did you have a specific experience?

Kevin: No

Interviewer: Is there something you want to say to those who are in the United States? Who are the members of the Caravan? Who are they? Because there are those who have differing opinions, right.

Kevin: Well what we have thought about is arriving somewhere where we can work and live peacefully. And that is all really. We haven’t thought about a specific place to arrive in the United States. We were told that they were going to pick up (accept) 30,000 individuals who were going to go to Canada. We don’t know if that support is going to turn out, but if it does…

Interviewer: You will go to Canada.

Kevin. We will go to Canada.

Interviewer: And you? What are your dreams?

Jajaira: Well the same. Finish my career.

Interviewer: What is your profession?

Jajaira: Finance accounting.

Interviewer: Ok, is there anything else you want to add here? Greeting to family?

Kevin: Yes greetings to all of my family in the United States.