They just wanted to give Haitian refugees some home cooking during a difficult time.
Over the past couple of years, thousands of Haitians made their way into Mexico as they fled from natural disasters and other incidents that forced them to leave their homes. When immigration policies changed during the Obama administration, many Haitian migrants were stuck in Tijuana. Fausta Rosalía opened a lunch restaurant in Tijuana to cater to migrants who were making their way to the U.S. by way of Mexico. Now they give those migrants a little taste of home. Rosi Castillo, one of the workers at Lonchería Dulce, said their compassion also makes their restaurant a popular spot for Haitian migrants.
“Many of them would tell us that they didn’t have any money. We’d still feed them,” Castillo tells Great Big Story. “The first ones went through a lot. Many of them had no money or clothes because it had all been stolen from them.”