The Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum says arrest caravan organizer and vows to stop funding migrants…
Griff Jenkins sat down with Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum to discuss the humanitarian crisis in the Mexican border town, as thousands of migrants have arrived in hopes of crossing into the U.S. Says “it’s a federal crime and the organizers should be arrested.”
Instead of saying they should be arrested, arrest them. What is so hard to understand about that. Just saying someone shouldn’t do something isn’t going to solve the problem.
TIJUANA, Mexico – After declaring the migrant caravan a “humanitarian crisis” this week, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum told Fox News that he can no longer continue to fund the municipal effort to shelter them without federal assistance.
“I’m not going to break public services to solve this problem,” the Tijuana mayor said.
Even worse, he could be forced to raise taxes on Tijuana’s 1.7 million residents who have already suffered from Sunday’s clashes.
“In those six hours that the border was closed, we lost approximately 129 million pesos,” he said. “That’s not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel towards those people who are making problems?”
Meanwhile, conditions for the migrants in the tent city encampment worsened overnight with heavy winds and rain – flooding overcrowded spaces, leaving wet clothes, sleeping bags and litter strewn about an unsanitary and inhumane existence.
Efforts were underway to move some of them to a new location because of reports that more migrants were making their way to Tijuana. More
Gastelum told Jenkins that the organizers and leaders of the caravan — such as immigrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras — are to blame for the humanitarian crisis. https://t.co/I0v82Ww4lM
— Ed Bustamante (@EdBustamante) December 1, 2018
I’m with you 100%, Mayor Gastelum. Mexico should come first before this caravan. The United Nations is the arch enemy of every man, woman, and child on planet earth. It should be abolished and the organizers of this “caravan” should be arrested and tried.
Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum says some of the migrants are coming in “violently” and “disrespectfully,” as he suggests the caravan’s organizers should be arrested.
Fox News adds that migrants have the “flu, infections, HIV/AIDS, TB, chickenpox, and are infested with lice.” pic.twitter.com/tNLYlb1aXO
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 3, 2018