Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Living and Working in Tijuana with the Migrant Population

May 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Maggie Smith

I am sitting here in the legal office in the Casa del Migrante, a Catholic charity in Tijuana, Mexico, waiting for the next migrant client. I have volunteered here for four weeks. I am two weeks in. 

I live with the migrants in the Casa, serve food, set tables, clean up, guard the door (we get some undesirable people who want to enter around here) and … I provide legal assistance. It is a strange existence. It can be dangerous in Tijuana; it generally depends where and when you go. We are told not to go out after 5 p.m.; we...

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