The Tijuana Migrant camp has been closed due to unsanitary conditions and the invaders were moved to a location farther from the US border, run by the Mexican federal government.
Migrants were told that they did not have to move but that the city could no longer afford to feed them. The migrants were taken to 10 miles from the border crossing at Otay Mesa and 14 miles from San Ysidro, near where people line up to file applications for asylum in the United States. That’s going to be a heck of a walk every day to apply for asylum.
But, as things stand now, many of the illegals are choosing self-deportment back to their home countries.
Tijuana officials had said earlier that nobody would be forced to move to the new facility, a large building and concrete patio known as El Barretal that was used for concerts and other events until about six years ago. But they also warned they would stop offering food and medical services at the Benito Juarez sports complex.
The new shelter is being run by federal authorities.
Also Saturday, in one of his first acts in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed an agreement with his counterparts from three Central American countries to establish a development plan to stem the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.
The Foreign Ministry said the plan, which includes a fund to generate jobs in the region, aims to attack the structural causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Thousands of migrants, mostly Hondurans, have joined caravans in recent weeks in an effort to speed across Mexico to request refuge at the U.S. border.