Thousands of migrants are making their way to the United States from Central America in multiple caravans, hoping to eventually be granted asylum.
Six thousand migrants are already in Tijuana, waiting to get into the country.
President Donald Trump has hardened the border with supporting troops so many are lining up at ports of entry like Tijuana hoping to get in there.
But many of the migrants will likely not qualify for asylum because they are economic migrants and they are not in fear of their lives.
One evidence of that was the reaction of one migrant interviewed by Deutsche Welle in a migrant camp in Tijuana.
From Daily Caller:
Deutsche Welle’s Spanish language channel, DW Español, traveled to Tijuana in order to interview some of the migrants living in the camps. A reporter asked one of the migrants how the living conditions were in the camp. The woman complained about the food she had been given in the camp, calling it food for “pigs” and saying she would “die of hunger” if she did not eat it.
“The truth is, the food that they’re handing out here is terrible,” the woman complained while holding up the food platter. “Look at what they’re giving us. Refried beans, as if they were feeding the pigs. And the truth is, we don’t have any other options. If we don’t eat this, we will die of hunger,” according to the Spanish translation of her answer.
Sounds really grateful for the kindness of Mexico. So if the food is better where she was, why did she leave and how desperate is she really?
Mexico has already offered them asylum which would include work and healthcare but they turned it down in the hope to get to the U.S.
And Mexican residents near the border in places like Tijuana are not happy because thousands of migrants have flooded the town.
Tijuana had hundreds of people march on Sunday asking for Mexico to stop them from getting there. They said Mexico had the right to protect its own borders and said “Donald Trump was right” about that.
“This is an invasion! We demand respect. We demand that our laws be followed,” protesters shouted Sunday, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Tijuana officials have called on the Mexican federal government to intervene to curtail the migrants flow into the city.