Mexican immigrants recently deported from the United States back to their home country often find the return difficult. But as Valeria Leon reports from Mexico City, many of them have descended on a neighborhood of the capital known as Little L.A. where they have found a home away from home. Faced with discrimination in their native Mexico, after being deported from the United States, deportees felt compelled to find a place where they could establish their own community. Using their bilingual skills, many have found jobs in call centers in the centrally located neighborhood they named “Little L.A.”, which now has the highest concentration of Mexican citizens forcibly removed from the U.S.   https://youtu.be/0wWVxi8GY3c My story for TRT World https://www.trtworld.com/life/mexican-immigrants-deported-home-from-the-us-adjust-to-life-in-little-la-23415

It’s a cloudy day and the seagulls flutter over the three-hundred-mile border that separates Mexico and the United States. The birds have a favorite place to lookout: the iron wall that ends in the ocean, in the area referred to as Las Playas de Tijuana. On the American side, three mounted men can be seen at a distance. The moment the sign “No trespassing” becomes visible they turn around and return to the naval town. On the other hand, on the Mexican side, there are live music groups playing banda next to the border. There’s so much noise from the adjoining restaurant that it is difficult to hold a conversation. The musicians wear colorful outfits and play next to a sign that hangs in the middle of the border wall. It reads: “We do care”, this meant as this is intended to be a reaction to the controversial message scrawled…