Apr 07, 2021
Asylum seekers struggle to keep kids safe and learning in Tijuana tent city

An article from Newsweek explored the El Chaparral migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico, just across the border from the San Ysidro border crossing near San Diego, which more than 2,000 people call home. About 25% of the camp residents are children. The article tells the stories of some of those children and the adults who teach and care for them.

Elena Reyes, director of the Center for Child Stress & Health at the Florida State University College of Medicine, which focuses on the treatment and prevention of toxic stress during childhood, commented on the opening of a new school that offers the children routine and a safe place to go.