The Mayor of Tijuana, Mexico has declared a humanitarian crisis in his city because they have literally been invaded by over 5,000 migrants looking to be housed and fed. They want to seek asylum in the US.
There is growing concern that the migrants might rush the border (see below). City officials report migrants in Tijuana are definitely male-dominated. There’s more than 4,700 migrants living in a Tijuana sports facility turned shelter: 2965 men, 904 women, 418 boys, 444 girls, per city official. The caravan is reportedly supposed to grow to around 10,000. As the citizens of Tijuana get more and more restless, the migrant caravan just keeps growing. It’s like a powder keg ready to blow with the Mayor of Tijuana finally crying out for help from the UN.
A woman voices her opinion on the invasion:
USA Today reported:
During a press conference Thursday, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum asked international groups like the United Nations to step in help the city deal with the influx of migrants, amid a lagging response from the Mexican federal government, which he accused of neglecting their responsibilities to deal with migrant and immigration issues.
“They have categorically omitted and not complied with their legal obligations,” he said. “So we’re now asking them and international humanitarian aid groups to bring in and carry out humanitarian assistance.”
Sara Carter reported on the growing concern that the migrants who number in the thousands now, will rush the border:
Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement officials fear the growing number of migrants amassing along the United States border in Tijuana, Mexico will try to rush the U.S. port of entry as the situation has been exacerbated in recent days by the increased conflict between the migrants and locals, former and current U.S. law enforcement officials said.