Approximately 8,000 undocumented Democrats in multiple caravans are en route to Tijuana to cross the border at San Ysidro:
“MEXICO CITY—The largest of the Central American migrant caravans making their way through Mexico toward the U.S. border has broken up into smaller groups, migrants and local authorities said Monday.
Over the weekend, the large caravan that had stayed in Mexico City most of the previous week hit the road again toward the U.S. border. But the caravan broke into several smaller pieces as some groups managed to get bus rides, while others hitchhiked and still others walked.
The caravan marked a month on the road on Monday. After grueling walks across Mexico’s southwest, averaging some 30 miles a day, migrants are now seeking to move faster by hitchhiking to head to Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, Calif., these people said.
“People are advancing at different paces, some are more impatient than others. But the plan is to regroup all in Tijuana,” said Santiago Guevara, a Honduran migrant who is now in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city. He has relatives in Atlanta, Ga., and as most migrants, wants to file for asylum in the U.S.
One smaller group of nearly a hundred migrants arrived in Tijuana on buses on Sunday. Two groups of about 800 people in total are advancing across the Pacific states of Sinaloa and Nayarit, while some 1,000 migrants arrived in Guadalajara, in western Jalisco state some 1,400 miles south of Tijuana.
A larger group of some 3,500 people is also heading to Guadalajara. …
If the groups do all proceed to Tijuana, the arrival of nearly 8,000 migrants in coming weeks will overwhelm a city where its nearly 30 migrant shelters are already at full capacity, according to activists. …”
2,500 of these “asylum seekers” are already there.
In spite of Trump’s tough talk, Mexico has embraced the caravans and the incoming government is expected to be even more friendly toward them:
“MEXICO CITY — The caravan of Central Americans that has been making its way from Honduras toward the United States border moved on from Mexico City in the pre-dawn chill of Saturday, as migrants strapped on backpacks, rolled up blankets and hoisted sleeping children into their arms to begin the next leg of their journey.
For much of the past week, the giant capital, which prides itself on being a sanctuary for refugees, turned an athletic stadium into a camp for some 5,000 migrants and offered them every type of city service.
Ever since the caravan crossed into Mexico three weeks ago, the country has faced a reckoning over the way it treats Central American migrants. Contradictory impulses are in play. …”
Get your popcorn.
We’re about to see that we have squandered trillions of dollars to “rebuild the military” which is absolutely useless when it comes to securing our own borders.