I wish I’d paid attention in middle school. I wish I’d paid attention in high school. I wish I’d paid attention in college.
My life is in San Diego. We live here. I’m as involved locally as I’ve ever been. My work is here. My friends are here. My home is here. My bills are here. Everything is here.
I live here in Rolando.
My life is also in Tijuana and Ensenada, two cities in Baja California, Mexico. There’s simply no denying that.
It’s been a year since I’ve got involved in working with asylum seekers at the border. Remember the migrant caravan? That was a year ago.
And I think we need a reset. Let’s get back to the basic question of, “Why are people coming here to seek asylum?”
Here’s where I want to start. The reason people are coming to seek asylum is because the United States has made their home countries unsafe.