Tuesday, May 24, 2022

TikTok videos help migrants cross border


TikTok activist Carlos Eduardo Espina is using the social media app to help migrants understand the U.S. immigration system and cross the border safely in Spanish.  See this Associated Press report. "The quick format of the videos, where you’re able to watch a TikTok in 10 seconds and then watch another one, is really convenient for immigrants — especially if you’re on the move — you’re going through Mexico or through Central America," said Espina, a U.S. citizen who immigrated to Texas as a child. "I’ve been blessed in this country to be able to go to school. Now I’m in law school. I’ve been able to work. I’ve been able to contribute," he added. "I want people at the end of the day to be safe, to be secure, and to not make decisions that could potentially put their lives in danger." 



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