Camila Cabello has said that “we should all have empathy’ for migrants after visiting a shelter at the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Cabello joined This Is About Humanity to visit families and children at the Caritas migrant shelter in Tijuana. The trips aim was to learn about what asylum seekers face as they travels to the U.S in hopes for a better life and future.
The singer realised that her immigrant journey and those immigrating today have had two entirely different experiences.
“Without a doubt, these are some of the most resilient people I have ever met,” Camila tells PEOPLE.
“Many of them are fleeing life-threatening situations and experiencing unspeakable traumas just for the chance to live a safe life with more opportunity.”
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The shelter in Tijuana, like many migrant shelters, is mostly filled by families with small children.
The children have access to educational resources in the shelter.
On playing with the children, Cabello said it was a “heartbreaking reminder that they are just children.”
“Kids who want to run around, draw, giggle, and be loved, just like any of our family members. The difference is that these children are forced to deal with incredible challenges and trauma that no child or person should ever have to face.”
“Our stories started out in search of a better life but timing created two completely different outcomes,” the 24-year-old adds.
She immigrated herself from Cuba when she was 6 and is an advocate for asylum seekers.
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