The Mayor of Tijuana Juan Manuel Gastelum said his city is rapidly running out of funds to support the massive number of migrants arriving in the region daily; confirming his coffers will likely run dry by Friday evening.
“Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum revealed Tuesday the city only has enough resources to assist the crowds for a few more days. The city’s treasurer, Ricardo Chavarria, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Tijuana has been spending around $30,000 a day on the caravan arrivals,” writes Fox News.
“We won’t compromise the resources of the residents of Tijuana,” Gastelum said during a press conference. “We won’t raise taxes tomorrow to pay for today’s problem.”
The Central American migrants are mostly located at a sports complex just outside the US-Mexico border; consisting of approximately 6,000 individuals hoping to enter the United States.
“Prepare ourselves to assume that a good part of them are going to be in this area of Mexico for the coming months,” said a senior Mexican official.
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CARAVAN ARRIVES: Central American Migrants ARRIVE at US-Mexico Border in Tijuana
The first wave of migrants from the Central American ‘caravan’ arrived at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana Tuesday; attempting to cross the international fence but retreating after Border Patrol Agents approached.
According to Fox San Diego, “People on the Mexican side of the border could be seen climbing the fence near Friendship Park Tuesday afternoon after part of the Central American migrant caravan arrived in Tijuana.”
US Border Patrol released an official statement hours later, saying they believe the migrants are the first to approach the United States from the ‘migrant caravan’ making its way north.
“I was very surprised how many people are here and how many different officials are here, it seems like there’s something going on it’s not normal to have this many resources tied up all these vehicles saw armored car coming down the road it just seemed more than just an average day,” said a local resident.
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CARAVAN CHAOS: Mexicans PROTEST Central American Migrants as Thousands Arrive in Tijuana
Hundreds of Mexican protesters chanted “Out!” and publicly demonstrated against thousands of Central American Migrants pouring into the region; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown between Mexican authorities, American border agents, and the approaching immigrants.
According to the Associated Press, “Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S.”
US Border Patrol Agents are reportedly processing 100 asylum claims per day as the migrant caravan stalls throughout Tijuana.
“They accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana. They also complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an ‘invasion.’ And they voiced worries that their taxes might be spent to care for the group,” adds the AP.
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