Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near USA border

Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near USA border

"The construction of this new substantial wall will improve overall border security, the safety and effectiveness of Border Patrol agents, the safety of the public, and will enhance the atmosphere for business and commerce in the area", Rodney Scott, the Chief Patrol Agent for the San Diego Sector said according to Ms.

Border Patrol agents arrested the woman November 26 after she entered the country illegally near Imperial Beach, California, across the border from Tijuana, Mexico, Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday.

Dozens of Central American migrants, frustrated by weeks of waiting in squalid camps, went over the 10-foot border fence at Tijuana last night, according to Reuters.

The border crossing - which Tijuana residents use to reach jobs and shopping on the US side and USA tourists use to head south - was closed briefly last weekend after some migrants tried to rush across.

U.S. Border Patrol agents watch unauthorized migrants cross into San Ysidro, Calif., on Sunday.

Inland, more migrants followed as darkness came, with families including children making it over the fence. "They were brought to the border by a group that told them they would be able to cross easily into the U.S.to present asylum claims, and that's not the case". By Saturday afternoon, most of the thousands of migrants who had been camped out at the sports complex had agreed to move to the new, more distant shelter.

A family was quickly apprehended after climbing over a wall along the US-Mexico border near the San Luis Port of Entry early Monday morning.

The migrants in Tijuana are part of several caravans that traveled through Mexico in an effort to enter the United States, citing issues such as widespread violence and dismal job prospects in their home countries. United States authorities have said that around 600 people in the migrant caravan have criminal records. They turned around and waved to those still on the Mexican side.

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum said it is costing the city $25,000 per day to feed and house the 7,000 migrants now in the city.

"On the news, they keep saying there are more people coming, so some patients are saying let's wait for the situation to cool down and then we'll set up another appointment later". But they also warned they would stop offering food and medical services at the Benito Juarez sports complex.

One reason he must act is that more than 30 percent of migrants are ill.

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