In a report published by CBS, a migrant mom begged President Donald Trump to open the doors to them.
Idenia Molina Rocha is one of the mothers walking in the caravan hoping to seek asylum.
She had a message directly for Trump.
“I would get on my knees and beg,” she said while speaking with CBS. “Don’t send us back.”
She added: “We’re walking and scared. You say you will militarize the border but I pray to God that with our evidence of persecution you won’t send us back. I fear for my family’s life. Please Mr. Trump, open the doors for us, I beg you.”
She also told CBS why she made the journey with her family.
Rocha claims that pro-government forces opened fire on her 14-year-old son in July and detonated a homemade bomb that lodged shrapnel in his leg, forcing him to hobble on crutches along the caravan route. Rocha’s son said he was with a friend when they were shot at. He said his friend pushed him down and was killed. When they retreated to the mountains, he said people helped take the shrapnel out with nail clippers, but he thinks there are still pieces in his leg.
Rocha said “wanted” signs for her family were posted in town, so they left Nicaragua, traversed Guatemala and eventually made it to southern Mexico. They stayed there a month and then word spread about a caravan approaching.
Trump has repeatedly spoken against the migrant caravan, most recently calling it a “big con.”
Watch above, via CBS
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