Residents of Tijuana, Mexico, are about fed up with the rootless members of the so-called “migrant caravan,” which is up to about 4,000 on the Mexican side of the U.S./Mexico border.
In fact, residents of Tijuana are not just tired of the influx of grasping mouths to feed, but they are also sick of the crime wave that has come along with them.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported that some Tijuana residents feel that the migrants are in Mexico to create disorder.
Tijuana resident Pablo Romero, for instance, told the CBC that theft, pickpockets, and property destruction has skyrocketed since the “caravans” arrived.
“There are lots of pickpockets who are robbing, taking advantage of being here, so they’re doing more bad than good,” Romero said.
Romero’s disgust with the caravaners was echoed by Tijuana’s mayor, Juan Manuel Gastelum, who called the migrants unclean, rowdy, and “undesirables.”
Mayor Gastelum also slammed his Mexican federal government for not stemming the tide of the caravans.
Gastelum called the situation a “humanitarian crisis,” adding, “[Mexican officials] have categorically omitted and not complied with their legal obligations. So we’re now asking them and international humanitarian aid groups to bring in and carry out humanitarian assistance.”
For their part, the illegal alien “migrants” feel that even though they are now only miles from the U.S.A., the border is farther away than ever, especially after Trump issued orders that the U.S. military guarding the border could use deadly force if necessary.
“We’re so close, but Trump doesn’t want us because we’re delinquents. We can’t get across because, supposedly, they’ll shoot us all,” a caravaner named Wilmer Ramirez told the CBC.
Let’s hope they all fear that and will stay on the southern side of our border over that fear.
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