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Only Here Podcast: Asylum Seekers Stuck In Limbo At The Border

Dr. Hannah Janeway is pictured in this undated photo taken at a Refugee Healt...

Above: Dr. Hannah Janeway is pictured in this undated photo taken at a Refugee Health Alliance clinic in Tijuana.

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The perception that the U.S.-Mexico border’s been effectively sealed shut because of the pandemic is wrong.

Lots of people are still crossing.

Actually, the biggest, most dramatic change in who can’t cross right now; you’re not going to find those folks at the ports of entry.

Instead, you have to look inside Tijuana’s migrant shelters, and at the ... Read more →

Aired: June 30, 2020 | Transcript

The perception that the U.S.-Mexico border’s been effectively sealed shut to help stop the spread of the coronavirus is wrong.

Lots of people are still crossing.

Actually, the biggest, most dramatic change in who can’t cross right now; you’re not going to find those folks at the ports of entry.

Instead, you have to look inside Tijuana’s migrant shelters, and at the refugees who can’t seek asylum in the U.S. right now and are instead stuck in border towns.

So that's what we do in a new episode of KPBS' border podcast "Only Here." We talk to a migrant stuck at the border, and a doctor trying to help.

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