“We demand respect. We demand that our laws be followed.”
Mexican citizens in Tijuana have discovered their inner Trump as the city becomes overwhelmed by the influx of thousands of members of the Central American caravans. Protests are happening and the word “invasion” is even being used.
Katie Pavlich reports at Townhall:
Mexican Citizens: Trump is Right, This Caravan is Absolutely an Invasion
A caravan from Central America reached the U.S.-Mexico border last week. Thousands of people are camped out as they wait at the Tijuana port of entry to claim asylum. A number of other caravans are currently making their way north to do the same.
Locals in Mexico have already had enough and organized a protest against the illegal migrants over the weekend.
Pavlich points to this report from the Associated Press:
Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city
Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S.
Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months ahead of them while they seek asylum. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000.
On Sunday, displeased Tijuana residents waved Mexican flags, sang the Mexican national anthem and chanted “Out! Out!” in front of a statue of the Aztec ruler Cuauhtemoc, 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the U.S. border. They accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana. They also complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an “invasion.” And they voiced worries that their taxes might be spent to care for the group.
Trump has tweeted on this topic:
The Mayor of Tijuana, Mexico, just stated that “the City is ill-prepared to handle this many migrants, the backlog could last 6 months.” Likewise, the U.S. is ill-prepared for this invasion, and will not stand for it. They are causing crime and big problems in Mexico. Go home!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018
And check out this tweet from Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio:
Mexican citizens are upset about lack of respect for borders. According to NBC News, some want their President to be like Trump.
Elvia Vijeras said “[Trump] is defending his border, unlike our President. Now there will be more violence in Tijuana.”https://t.co/YGTyR8A0rm
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) November 19, 2018
Will Racke of the Daily Signal has more:
Angry Tijuana Residents Push Back Against Migrant Caravan: ‘This Is an Invasion’
Hundreds of angry residents took to the streets of downtown Tijuana on Sunday to protest the caravan of Central American migrants that has been streaming into the city in recent weeks.
Carrying Mexican flags and singing the national anthem, the demonstrators marched to a sports complex where about 2,000 of the migrants are being housed. There, held back by a wall of riot police, they denounced the mostly Honduran migrants as “criminals” and “freeloaders” who were openly flouting Mexican law.
“This is an invasion!” shouted local carpenter Luis Alexis Mendoza, according to the Los Angeles Times. “We demand respect. We demand that our laws be followed.”
Charles Payne of FOX News recently spoke to Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies about this:
Are Democratic lawmakers and liberal cable news hosts taking any note of this?
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