Though many liberal Democrats in America believe the caravan of diseased-infected migrants in Tijuana deserve to be embraced, the mayor of the Mexican city strongly disagrees.
If anything, he thinks the caravan has brought violence and disrespect to his community. And because of this, he argued that the people who organized the caravan should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
“This person who says he is from Pueblo Sin Fronteras … Let’s take care of him, in a legal way,” Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum said during an interview with Fox News last week, referencing the radical left-wing group that appears to be funding and organizing the caravan.
“Those are really criminals, because they’re dealing with lives, they’re dealing with people. … It’s a federal crime.”
He also took shots at members of the caravan, claiming that they’ve brought violence and disrespect to his community.
“We have never, never, never, never had this problem. Some of these people are coming in violently, disrespectfully, not as a good, law-abiding citizen. And that’s what’s hurt us,” he said.
But the biggest surprise during the interview came when the mayor pledged to stop funding the migrants’ lifestyle, which has included free shelter and meals since they arrived in Tijuana last month.
“I’m not going to break public services to solve this problem,” said.
The city has reportedly been spending $27,000 daily thus far to house and feed the migrants.
Watch below as the migrants wait in line for one of two free meals they receive daily:
The line for food just outside the camp confines. Free meals are served at 10am and 5pm. There are 5,150 migrants now at the camp in Tijuana. pic.twitter.com/6BRcbcWRHg
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) November 24, 2018
These free amenities have not been graciously received by the migrants. In late November, a large group of migrants attempted to storm the border wall after “becoming fed up with conditions.”
The debacle wound up costing Tijuana boatloads of money.
“In those six hours that the border was closed, we lost approximately 129 million pesos,” Gastélum said. “That’s not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel towards those people who are making problems?”
The evidence suggests the people of Tijuana do not look kindly upon the migrants. Ever since the caravan’s arrival, locals have been protesting, demanding the migrants return home.
“Mexico first!” and “Tijuana first!” protesters shrieked in fury during an event last month, echoing the language of U.S. President Donald Trump, who believes Americans should prioritize “America first.”
“This is not racism. We are opposed to the invasion,” Tijuana resident Guadalupe Barrera said to the media last month, taking a stand against the left-wing media-derived assertion that opposition to the caravan is rooted in racism.
“Barrera said Mexico doesn’t have the resources to care for its own people, let alone migrants from Central America. She pointed to communities affected by a recent hurricane that hit Sinaloa and Nayarit, which caused flooding and other damage, as well as the homicide rate in Tijuana, which has reached an all-time high,” the Palm Springs Desert Sun reported at the time.
“Our country doesn’t have the resources to sustain itself.”
It’s an argument that conservatives in America have echoed plenty of times. In fact, a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies released this week revealed that 64 percent of all legal and illegal immigrant households currently collect welfare.