Juan Manuel Gastélum, mayor of Tijuana, Baja California, accused that among the migrants there are ” Drug addicts ” and violent people who put the security of the inhabitants at risk, so he said that they no longer want them in the border city and that he will organize a citizen consultation to establish if they will continue to receive people.
“We want to apply article 33, Expulsion from Mexico activated”
Tijuana is a city of migrants, but we do not want them this way, it was different with the Haitians, they carried papers, they were in order, it was not a horde, forgive my expression and Human Rights groups are going to be all over me, But Human Rights are for Humans” he said.
In an interview with Alejandro Domínguez for MILENIO Television, Gastélum said that among the 2 thousand migrants who are in Tijuana, there are ” criminals within the migrants”.
“These people arrive in an aggressive, rude plan, with chants, challenging authority, doing what we are not used to doing in Tijuana, that all of Mexico knows that it was already good, what is that of allowing them to cross the border without No brake? ”
“I do not dare to say that they are all migrants, but there are some who are lazy, marijuana, they are attacking families in Playas de Tijuana, what is that?” He said.
The mayor added that a citizen consultation will be held to find out if the inhabitants want to continue serving the migrants and, if not, “we will see how we solve to get those that are already there and put roadblocks in Tecate so that they no longer enter,” he said. He asked the federal deputies to allocate resources to enable spaces in Tijuana to serve migrants, “we need support now or never, we are going to consult, I know how to pay attention to the people of Tijuana,” he added.
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