Tijuana, Mexico, seems to be at the end of its patience with the so-called “immigrant caravan” and has begun gathering up certain of its members and deporting them back to Central America.
Looks like Mexico is doing a job Americans don’t want to do!
OK, I jest. Still, it is revealing that Mexicans are getting tired enough about the thieving, resource-gobbling, and criminal actions of these so-called “innocent” invaders.
Mexico is stuck taking care of the 3,000 migrants that have reached its northern regions and patience is wearing thin. Instead of just suffering with them and waiting for them to bust across the U.S. border, Mexican authorities are incarcerating and deporting those caught breaking local laws.
According to the Associated Press and the Washington Times:
Tijuana officials said late Monday they had arrested 34 caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and they would be deported to their home countries.
Trump also added that the caravan is filled with criminals:
Trump administration officials, who have portrayed the migrant caravans as a threat to the United States, have said there are as many as 500 criminals in the groups heading northward, though they haven’t said what crimes they are accused of or where the figure came from.
Local Mexican authorities in Tijuana went on to admit that they are sick and tired of the invading army the U.S. media is falling all over itself to excuse.
Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum has made a point of saying the city is not happy with the migrants who began arriving last week, and he compared the Central American group unfavorably with about 3,000 Haitians who ended up staying after their bid to reach the U.S. failed last year.
“The Haitians arrived with their papers, with a clear vision,” Gastelum said in an interview posted on the city’s Facebook page. They came “in an orderly way, they never asked us for food or shelter,” renting apartments and making their own food. He said the Haitians found jobs and “inserted themselves in the city’s economy” and had not been involved in any disturbances.
By contrast, Gastelum said, the caravan of Central Americans, “had arrived all of sudden, with a lot of people – not all … but a lot – were aggressive and cocky.”
Where do you think that “aggressive and cocky” attitude is coming from? They are being told that they are gold by the U.S. media and they are growing to feel they are an entitled class and can do anything they want.
The folks in Tijuana has been revolting against the Mexican government’s decision to coddle the “migrants.”
Just last week a group of Mexican citizens gathered to taunt the “migrants,” throw rocks at them, and tell them to go back to Central America.
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