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Friday, November 30, 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico – After declaring the migrant caravan a "humanitarian crisis" this week, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum told Fox News that he can no longer continue to fund the municipal effort to shelter them without federal assistance. "I'm not going to break public services to solve this problem," the Tijuana mayor said. Even worse, he could be forced to raise taxes on Tijuana's 1.7 million residents who have already suffered from Sunday's clashes. "In those six hours that the border was closed, we lost approximately 129 million pesos," he said. "That's not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel towards those people who are making problems?" Meanwhile, conditions for the migrants in the tent city encampment worsened overnight with heavy winds and rain – flooding overcrowded spaces, leaving wet clothes, sleeping bags and litter strewn about an unsanitary and inhumane existence.

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Efforts were underway to move some of them to a new location because of reports that more migrants were making their way to Tijuana.

Mayor Gastélum blames the organizers for whom he cannot identify. He said they should be held accountable. He said the leaders of the caravan should face criminal charges.

"Those are the real criminals because they're dealing with the lives of people," he says.

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Wait. I thought these immigrants were good for the economy. Oh Tijuana, the irony.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-11-30 02:21 PM | Reply

$200 million spent on shipping troops to the border could have been better spent on hiring more asylum officers to process those seeking asylum. Either bring them in or send them home, just as Trump has set up.

Why not make the process more efficient and faster? What's the harm in that?

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-11-30 02:34 PM | Reply

Invasion thwarted, humanitarian crisis created.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-11-30 02:42 PM | Reply

The mayor sounds like a Nazi. Doesn't he know these are "international workers"? Where's the solidarity?

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-30 02:45 PM | Reply

US, and international law, allows for immigrants to request asylum. If this puts a strain on border communities, perhaps they should help with the costs.

Or we could just move them to Dulli's lawn.... he has cages all ready for the kids.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-30 02:48 PM | Reply

-- hiring more asylum officers

Mexico already offered these job seekers asylum. They turned it down. Now they have to wait, but not nearly as long as law-abiding legal immigrants wait.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-30 02:53 PM | Reply

#6

More lies.

They were offered temporary asylum by Mexico. And....

"Many of the migrants say they want to seek asylum in the U.S., which is not illegal -- in fact, the right to seek asylum is protected by both U.S. and international law

However, authorities at legal border crossings have been limiting the number of people who can request asylum. Only 40 to 100 people are allowed each day, Fredrick says.

"People in the caravan who want to request asylum, they're looking at months to even be heard first by U.S. authorities, and then for that claim to be processed can take months or even years," Fredrick tells NPR.

The U.S. government has encouraged all asylum-seekers to go to ports of entry, rather than along the rest of the border. At the same time, authorities are limiting the volume of asylum-seekers allowed at ports of entry." - excerpts

www.npr.org

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-30 03:03 PM | Reply

"However, authorities at legal border crossings have been limiting the number of people who can request asylum. Only 40 to 100 people are allowed each day, Fredrick says."

Ooh, a work slowdown! Sounds like an illegal labor action by Federal employees.

Maybe Trump can fire all the Border Patrol agents like Reagan fired the striking Air Traffic Controllers.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-30 03:08 PM | Reply

Why did the migrants go to Tijuana rather than southeast Texas? It would have shaved 1500 miles off of their journey.

#9 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-11-30 04:16 PM | Reply

Why did the migrants go to Tijuana rather than southeast Texas?

California is more inviting?

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-30 04:18 PM | Reply

--Why did the migrants go to Tijuana rather than southeast Texas? It would have shaved 1500 miles off of their journey.

California is a sanctuary state. That might be one reason. Then there are other benefits, like driver's licenses for illegals, welfare, etc.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-30 04:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

California is a sanctuary state. That might be one reason. Then there are other benefits, like driver's licenses for illegals, welfare, etc.
#11 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Just for the weather, to be sure.

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-11-30 04:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"A new study on Central American migrants by the University of Southern California, hardly a conservative source, finds that caravan migrants and others like them are overwhelmingly job-seekers and people looking to join their families. What they're not is people fleeing violence and persecution. So the asylum "narrative" promoted in the press and by the left-wing lawyers now stands exposed as phony."

www.americanthinker.com

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-01 08:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just for the weather, to be sure.
#12 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

Don't forget ability to vote.
www.nbcnews.com

#14 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-12-01 09:52 AM | Reply

Why did the migrants go to Tijuana rather than southeast Texas?

The troops we're you in Texas ....

California is looking to sue feds over tear gas useage.
www.independent.co.uk

Imagine all the times Obama gassed the immigrants,

Liberals be like...meh....

Turmp does it ... He's a NAZI....

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-12-01 09:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's a d-bag (white) Nationalist that uses tear gas.
He's not a d-bag (white) Nationalist because he uses tear gas.

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-01 10:03 AM | Reply

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