Echoing the border control sentiments of President Donald Trump, Mexican citizens in Tijuana protested the influx of illegal aliens from Honduras and other Latin American countries, denouncing the migrant caravans on Sunday as an “illegal invasion” and calling for a “Tijuana First! Mexico First!” policy.
“I think these migrants need to go back to their country,” said Roy Grant, who lives in Tijuana and works in San Diego, reported NBC News. “Mexico needs to take a very aggressive, hands-on approach and deport them.”
“Tijuana is a place that welcomes anyone, but you must have papers, you must identify yourself,” said demonstrator Magdalena Baltazar, waving a Mexican flag and marching through Tijuana on Sunday, reported NPR. “We work hard here. We don’t get handouts. The government shouldn’t be giving things to migrants when plenty of Mexicans are in a difficult position.”
The illegals are arriving in Tijuana where they are being processed for possible entry into the United States. They reportedly are seeking asylum from political and civil strife in their own countries, but it’s also true that criminals, drug dealers, and MS-13 gang members are using the caravan to try to slip into the United States.