History is full of examples of what happens when illegal migration patterns are halted. We only need to look toward Tunisia, Libya and Morocco for recent examples. As the Central American migration horde begins to bottleneck within northern Mexico, it is likely President-elect Lopez-Obrador is beginning to evaluate those prior consequences.
President Trump took pro-active steps to harden the U.S. border through the deployment of U.S. military, and specifically through Corps of Engineers working in concert with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to make illegal entry into the U.S. far more difficult.
As an outcome, the mass influx of Central American travelers is backing-up in Tijuana Mexico; and this mass collection of people -mostly military aged males- will almost certainly continue for the next six months. It did not take long for Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum to see the impact to his town. Local protests began within days of the first several thousand arriving. Things will likely not end well unless active steps are taken soon to turn around the migrants.
TIJUANA, Mexico — Hundreds of Tijuana residents, opposed to what they described as the “chaos” of the Central American migrant caravan, gathered at a prominent roundabout in Tijuana Sunday morning, before marching to a large, temporary shelter, which now holds about 2,400 migrants.
They chanted “Mexico! Mexico!” and “yes to migrants, no to invaders!” They sang the national anthem and waved Mexican flags and banners and signs, with messages urging the migrants to go home and urging the government to take action.
Tijuana resident Guadalupe Barrera said the protesters oppose how the migrants entered the county. She held a sign that read in Spanish “no more caravans.” (read more)
Early this morning U.S. officials temporarily shut down the San Ysidro port of entry as they put hardened elements in place to block any attempts to rush the border entry point.
The government of Mexico must be evaluating the possibilities of severe civil unrest unless they do something different; it is obvious the position of President Trump will remain unchanged. Additionally, and importantly, Democrats realize they are on the wrong side of this issue as the majority of Americans -including their own constituents- do not want to see a mass influx of economic migrants. The shift toward silence from the media narrative engineers is transparent.
Mexico is getting a dose of its own medicine and not liking it. It is a pity that innocent people (the residents of Tijuana) have to suffer in order to exemplify the pain and suffering liberal policies cause, but without the images and experiences in Tijuana, no one would believe it.
The invasion that is not an invasion is invading Tijuana and the liberals mostly have no idea of it since their propaganda sources that have been lying to them about it will not report it. Yes, there was an invasion all along; Acosta was lying. Shocking.
@Deplorable Me: We really need to stop the constant invasion at this time estimates up to 30 million here not legally.
Yep they have a self made problem, Mexico’s gdp is spread over three areas. 1 tourism, 2 oil 3 Money sent home by illegal criminals
The best thing of it all is that Mexico let this hoard into their country with the understanding that, like every time before, they would merely pass through and become the problem of the good old US of A.
Trump had different ideas.
What are you going to do now, Mexico? Want to pitch in on the wall NOW? If there is no assurance of free passage into the US, much of Mexico’s problem on THEIR southern border is resolved.
FOX NEWS, November 21, 2018 — Troops Trump deployed to border should be home by Christmas, military announces
Because it was all about the election. A $200 million deployment, to string some concertina wire… But hey, “it was good training.”
@Greg: No, because the concertina wire will likely do the trick in most places.
Are you denying there are 6,000 illegal immigrants being held at bay on the Mexican side of the border in Tijuana? Most liberals, kept ignorant on a diet of media propaganda and Obama’s lies, aren’t even aware of the reality. 4,000 more on the way. At least 500 criminals among them. Violence is breaking out in Tijuana.
Sure, all for show. Democrats make the mess, Trump cleans it up.
No. We have specialized people who do that. They’re called the Border Patrol. Is it for some reason harder to block an organized parade than infiltration along a 1,954 mile boundary?
Trump is a posturing idiot. He sent troops to the border at taxpayer expense to boost republican enthusiasm before an election. They’re not even allowed to engage illegals.
@Greg: Border Patrol is not prepared for 6,000 hitting the border in one spot. Protecting our borders is what the military does, in case you forgot. If it wasn’t a liberal strategy to bring in as many illegals as is possible for numerous reasons, including voter fraud, we wouldn’t be faced with such a problem.
Democrats make the mess, Trump cleans it up.