Dark days for the border city of Tijuana. As if the cartel problem wasn’t enough, it is now being exacerbated by the fact that precious funding needed to fight the cartels is being funneled off to handle the migrant crisis. Via Breitbart:
The migrant crisis in Tijuana continues to intensify as migrants flood into the border city which is in the midst of a deadly cartel war that has now registered 2,220 in 2018.
Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum Buenrostro declared a humanitarian crisis this Thursday slamming his federal government’s response in dealing with the migrant caravan that has engulfed the beleaguered city as Breitbart News reported. Mayor Gastélum Buenrostro voiced his dissatisfaction with the poor response of the federal government in providing aid for the more than 5,000 caravan migrants who have arrived in the city. The mayor vowed not to bankrupt the city in order to care for those arriving in the city. Officials expect more to arrive daily. Migrant shelters are at full capacity and government resources stretched to the limit.
The migrant crisis is occurring as Tijuana is dealing with an ongoing cartel war that has now reached over 2,220 homicides for the year according to statistics compiled by the state attorney general’s office. Officials reported least 141 killings in the month of November as of November 24.
We need a wall. And I think ultimately this will do us a lot of good in curbing future migrant caravans at Mexico’s southern border as well. President Trump reached a deal with Mexico to keep the migrants there while processing asylum claims. This is huge. Via the article:
President Trump briefly described the arrangement in a pair of tweets Saturday evening. “Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court,” Trump wrote. “No ‘Releasing’ into the U.S….All will stay in Mexico.”
The president then issued a threat. “If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border. There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!” Trump wrote.
This is the main problem. They seek asylum or are just caught and await their court date. Given the number of claims the waiting period is very long so they are released and expected to appear in court. Very few ever appear and then they are lost in American for good. Keeping them in Mexico cuts this out entirely and should discourage future caravans from trying this stunt.
We need a wall. This temporary deal will not last forever and soon we will regress back to our old process. This should wake Mexico up a bit to avoid letting these people in in the first place. They may now start to realize if they want to fix their own domestic problems at the border and with the cartels they’ll need to cooperate with us more. In the end this will improve both countries, something President Trump has yearned for for a long time.