Tijuana declares a humanitarian crisis as the migrant group that split from caravan pushes closer toward the border.
The Mayor of Tijuana Juan Manuel Gastelum has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and said Friday that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived.
Tijuana’s mayor defiantly slammed his country’s federal government for failing to provide adequate aid for the migrant caravan and vowed not to bankrupt his city to care for the thousands now massed near the U.S. border.
Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum on Thursday asked for international groups like the United Nations to step up aid in response to the more than 5,000 migrants who have arrived in the city over the past two weeks in an attempt to reach the U.S. border. Gastelum called the situation a humanitarian crisis and claimed the Mexican federal government had not helped the city deal with the massive influx of migrants.
Meanwhile, a small group of Central American migrants marched to a border crossing on Thursday to demand better conditions in shelters housing them.
The group of about 150 migrants carrying white flags that read, “La Paz y Dios” or “Peace and God” separated from the larger caravan and inched within 500 feet from the U.S., the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday. More
It’s clear now that Central American immigrants in the caravan aren’t seeking asylum. They just want jobs in the US because they rejected asylum and jobs from Mexico. They believe that they have a right to illegally enter the US to get jobs here.
Get them to the border and then claim that it’s a humanitarian crisis, insert United Nations and then demand that the United States take their ‘fair share.’ Did anyone else see this coming? Please comment below and let us know your thoughts.