By: Brian Evans
As nearly 5,000 to 6,000 illegal aliens flood the streets of Tijuana Mexico, the city has become overrun, and is having trouble caring for and maintaining order within the city. Residents have protested and in some cases attacked those in the caravan, as they have now begun to agree with President Trump, that this caravan IS AN INVASION. Combine that with the fact that the caravan has more than 500 criminals imbedded within their numbers.
Now as of Thursday, the migrants have overwhelmed the city and authorities, the Mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis and asked the international community for aid. The USA Today reported:
The mayor of Tijuana declared an international humanitarian crisis on Thursday over the arrival of more than 5,000 mostly Central American migrants traveling in a caravan.
The migrants have streamed into the border city in the past week to seek asylum in the United States.
During a press conference Thursday, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum asked international groups like the United Nations to step in help the city deal with the influx of migrants, amid a lagging response from the Mexican federal government, which he accused of neglecting their responsibilities to deal with migrant and immigration issues.
“They have categorically omitted and not complied with their legal obligations,” he said. “So we’re now asking them and international humanitarian aid groups to bring in and carry out humanitarian assistance.”
For years now, large numbers of migrants have flocked to Tijuana in their quest to seek asylum at border ports of entry along Southern California.
But the pace of arrivals stepped up this year with the organization of several migrant caravans, whose intended destination has been this border community. Since last week, more than 5,000 migrants who took off from Honduras in October arrived in Tijuana, raising tensions with local residents and straining government services.
The municipal government estimated it has spent nearly $27,000 daily to house and care for the nearly 4,700 migrants currently in the city. They are housed mostly in the Unidad Deportiva Benito Juarez, a sport complex converted into a makeshift shelter, but well over capacity since the start of the week.
Thankfully, the President of the United States has temporarily secured the border, and is forcing them to request asylum through legal channels, rather than via illegal immigration. In fact, as some of the migrants have become violent towards Mexican officials in recent days, combined with the fact that Guatemalan, then Mexican, and now United States Department of Homeland Security authorities have identified more than 500 criminals that are part of the caravan that is currently sitting in Tijuana and trying to cross the border.
Now, amid reports of several thousands of Central American migrants now in Tijuana, Mexico, who were allegedly planning to overrun the border into California, combined with the fact that they have already used lethal weapons against Mexican authorities, the White House has authorized the military leadership to “show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention, and cursory search,” according to a memo that was signed on Tuesday by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. The memo stated that there was…
“credible evidence and intelligence” that indicate that the caravans “may prompt incidents of violence and disorder that could threaten U.S. Customs and Border personnel and other United States government personnel performing the Federal functions necessary to secure and protect the integrity of the southern border.”
John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff
Therefore, President Trump said that the…
“Department of Defense personnel shall not, without further direction from the President, conduct traditional civilian law enforcement activities, such as arrest, search, and seizure in connection with the enforcement of the laws.”
Defense Secretary Mattis said that although the new orders have been authorized, the current mission remains the same, and the troops remain unarmed, except for those deployed to protect other troops. He said…
“There has been no call for any lethal force from the Department of Homeland Security. We don’t have guns in their hands right now other than a couple of non-commissioned officers, who at any point are armed for force protection. So there is no armed element going in … I will determine it based upon what DHS asks for, and a mission analysis, and when we do that, we’ll let you know what it is.”
Defense Secretary Mattis
Mattis further rejected the medias accusations that the new authorities are in violation of Posse Comitatus, which is a law that prohibits federal troops from performing law enforcement duties within the United States, especially since one of the original duties of the military, before border enforcement, was border enforcement. Mattis said…
“The one point I want to make is, again, we are not doing law enforcement. We do not have arrest authority. In other words, if someone’s beating on a border patrolman, and if we were in position to do something about it, we could stop them from beating on him, and take him over and deliver him over to a border patrolman who would then arrest him for it. We’re in support of DHS and the commissioner of Customs Border Protection.”
Defense Secretary Mattis
Meanwhile, as President Trump and his Administration are trying to protect the United States border, Progressives and One-World Global elitists at the United Nations, are fighting to end nations and their borders in a “migrants and refugees compact”, designed to force Western countries to open their borders, and provide safe passage and funding for a never-ending wave of migrants, regardless of safety, security, and national laws. Furthermore, the compact would bankrupt Western societies like the United States, and put the burden on ‘We the People’. A number of countries are already fighting against it, with the United States leading the way. Those countries include Poland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Israel, and Australia.