The constant caravans from Central America are no more popular in large parts of Mexico than they are here. The other night, a fight broke out between the Mexicans and the caravan.
Now, Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum is finally come to his wit’s end and is calling for the immediate deportation of the caravans to their counties of origin. Gastelum says that the caravan has many criminals embedded and they are a public safety hazard to the citizens of his city. Gastelum is a conservative mayor, who understands that these are not the best and brightest as the Democrats and the media would have you believe.
Gastelum described the caravan of Central American migrants as a “horde” that has been infiltrated by criminals who now threaten the community, in an interview with Milenio Television.
“Tijuana is a city of immigrants, but we don’t want them in this way,” the mayor, a member of the conservative National Action Party, said. “It was different with the Haitians, they carried papers, they were in order. It wasn’t a horde, pardon the expression.”
Gastelum called on the Mexican government to deport the caravan migrants as soon as possible.
You’re going to tell me we have to respect human rights,” he said. “But human rights are for law-abiding humans.”
The mayor’s comments reflected anger among many Tijuana residents at the increasing number of caravan migrants who have been streaming into the city since last weekend. About 3,000 were there as of Thursday night, and thousands more are expected to arrive over the coming weeks.