In the Arizona Republic, Rafael Carranza reported yesterday
The mayor of Tijuana declared an international humanitarian crisis on Thursday over the arrival of more than 5,000 mostly Central American migrants traveling in a caravan.
The migrants have streamed into the border city in the past week to seek asylum in the United States.
During a press conference Thursday, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum asked international groups like the United Nations to step in help the city deal with the influx of migrants, amid a lagging response from the Mexican federal government, which he accused of neglecting their responsibilities to deal with migrant and immigration issues.
"They have categorically omitted and not complied with their legal obligations," he said. "So we're now asking them and international humanitarian aid groups to bring in and carry out humanitarian assistance." [More]
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The US is reported to have at least 11 million illegals present inside its borders, and three million refugees, but instead of receiving assistance from the United Nations, it gets told it must import more. Mexico is actually a fairly rich country, by both world and South American standards. They actually could help Tijuana with this crisis, but they’re not doing it, because for years their “migratory policy” had been based on allowing the Central Americans free passage through their territory to El Norte.
Now Trump is standing in their way, they should figure out how to deal with it themselves. I’m told by the Wall Street Journal that immigrants are “good for the economy”. Perhaps they could find these Hondurans some jobs Mexicans won’t do.