The migrants are continuing to flow into border towns. Tijuana is a hot spot. The Mayor has already deemed the migrants to be invaders and many of the people in the town are protesting their presence. The migrants are for the most part sleeping in makeshift tents not far from the border. Their numbers continue to grow daily. The Mayor claims that there are many drug users and violent people among them. And to top it off there are now talks about rushing the border.
“A human stampede would be an immediate provocation to the U.S.,” said Manuel Monárrez, a Tijuana councilman, told Telemundo. “And justify [President] Donald Trump to impact the binational dynamics of the economy.”
“Most of us, yes, we would like to be on the other side,” said Jorge Molina, a Honduran migrant. “Some want to jump the wall, others want to go the other way, others want to wait to see the answer there is,” said Molina.
“A small faction of the larger group of 6,219 Central American migrants in Tijuana slowly and peacefully pushed within 500 feet of the U.S. border Thursday while armed Mexican federal police held a barrier near the pedestrian crossing. Asking for more humane conditions in the overflowing Benito Juarez shelter and trying to present themselves to United States immigration authorities for asylum, the group carried white flags as they marched from the migrant camp to the foot of the U.S. pedestrian bridge, a distance of about five city blocks.”
The problem is most of these migrants are coming here looking for jobs and that would be fine if there were to come the legal way. But they are trying to either circumvent the law by claiming they need asylum or many are going to find a way to jump the border. As it is some migrants have already been arrested attempting to cross the border.
“More than a dozen members of the migrant caravan were arrested Wednesday night along U.S.-Tijuana border, a border patrol source in the San Diego sector told Fox News.
A small group was arrested near the beach in an area called Playas de Tijuana. A large group was arrested in the mountains east of Otay Mesa, a San Diego community that straddles the Mexican border, the source said. All were arrested for trying to cross the border illegally, the source said.”
These are just the migrants we caught. The border is vast and hard to monitor in all areas. There is no telling how many will find a way in. The migrant numbers in Tijuana are growing bigger every day. A human stampede at the border is a real possibility.