According to several reports, the Mexican government is planning to deport hundreds of migrants who stormed the U.S. Southern border Sunday as tensions mount.
“The Interior Ministry of Mexico said any would-be asylum seekers in the group had hurt their cause by ‘violently’ and ‘illegally’ trying to cross the border and that they now face deportation from the country,” according to a Fox5 report.
According to the report, the Mexican Interior Minister described the migrants’ Sunday border storming as an “act of provocation.”
“Mexican federal and local authorities stopped the migrants, Mexico’s Interior Ministry said. Those identified as having tried to illegally cross from Mexico into the United States will be processed for deportation to their home countries,” the report said.
The mayor of Tijuana, Juan Manuel Gastelum, is reportedly afraid of damaging U.S./Tijuana relations.
The report said that around 500 migrants participated in the attempted invasion. Many of those migrants have been camped out in Tijuana for more than a week, where they have been protested by local residents for crossing into Mexico illegally, and denounced by the mayor of the city. Those residents have denounced the caravan as an “invasion.”
Big League Politics reported:
“Demonstrators held signs reading ‘No illegals,’ ‘No to the invasion’ and ‘Mexico First.’ Many wore the country’s red, white and green national soccer jersey and vigorously waved Mexican flags,” according to NPR. “The crowd often slipped into chants of ‘Ti-jua-na!’ and ‘Me-xi-co!’ They sang the national anthem several times.”
After several years of calling President Donald J. Trump a racist, and now months of calling him a “white supremacist” due to his protectionist notions and self-described nationalism, the corporate media must be shocked to learn that supporting your own country does not, in fact, make you a racist. Perhaps this small conundrum is why much of the mainstream press has failed to cover the Tijuana protests completely.
“We want the caravan to go; they are invading us,” said Patricia Reyes, a 62-year-old protester, according to the report. “They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals.’”
President Donald J. Trump has ratcheted up the tough talk on Monday, threatening once again to completely close the Southern Border if Mexico does not handle the migrants.
“Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!” he said.
Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
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