MSNBC Reporter with Migrants: Most Are Men, Some Haven't Shown 'Need for Asylum'
During a segment on MSNBC that aired on Monday, reporter Gadi Schwartz admitted that most migrants in the U.S.-Mexican border city of Tijuana who traveled with the Central American caravan were not women and children. Instead, he said they were men, and that some of them haven’t shown any “need” for asylum in the United States. Co-host Stephanie Ruhle set up the question, saying, “Stay on this for a moment, because some people look at these images and they listen to the president, who says, ‘It’s not women and children, it’s stone-cold criminals.'” She continued, “So, my first question is, you’re in that tent camp, besides that family, give us the profile of who is there mostly, and what are they looking for? Because it seems as though, to your point, they don’t actually have the necessary information so they know, how to cross the border … there could be people yesterday who were running because they thought it was their only chance.” Gadi Schwartz, who is walking through the migrant camp in Tijuana said (emphasis added): “Right, and it’s very difficult because this is become such a polarizing issue. If we kind of take a walk, you’ll be able to