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“Migrants Are Pigs”: Caravan Member Says Tijuana Residents “Treat Us Like Animals”


Residents of Tijuana, Mexico aren’t taking too kindly to thousands of members of a migrant caravan – hurling insults, rocks and even punches at the Central Americans which have arrived by the thousands in an effort to ultimately seek asylum in the United States, reports AP.

Ivis Muñoz, 26, has considered returning to Honduras. The coffee farmer called his father in Atima, Honduras, on Saturday to consult on his next move a few days after being attacked on a beach by locals in Tijuana. His father told him to stick it out.

Munoz was asleep on a beach in Tijuana with about two dozen other migrants when rocks came raining down on them around 2 a.m. Wednesday. He heard a man shout in the darkness: “We don’t want you here! Go back to your country!” Munoz and the others got up and ran for cover, heading toward the residential streets nearby. As the sun rose, they hitched a ride on a passing truck to Tijuana’s downtown. Now he is staying at the sports complex. –AP

Another caravan member, 57-year-old Carlos Padilla of Honduras, said a Tijuana resident shouted “migrants are pigs” as he passed by.

Tijuana mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum has referred to the arrival of so many migrants at once an “avalanche” that the city will struggle to take care of. He calculates that they will remain in the city for at least six months as they go through the process of filing asylum claims. At a rate of around 100 applications per day, US border inspectors won’t be able to process all 3,000 names currently registered in a notebook that the migrants assembled en route.


For now, the vast majority of the caravan is camped out on a dirt baseball field at an outdoor sports arena and underneath bleachers. The city opened the complex after their other shelters reached capacity, while church groups have chipped in to provide portable showers, bathrooms and sinks. Local businesses, meanwhile, have complained of migrants panhandling and stealing.

Francisco Lopez, 50, owns a furniture store nearby. He said a group of migrants took food from a small grocery a few doors down, and he worries that crime in the area will rise the longer the migrants stay at the shelter.

Outside the complex, lines of migrants snaked along the street to receive donations of clothes and coolers full of bottled water being dropped off by charity groups and others looking to help the migrants.

Tijuana officials said they converted the municipal gymnasium and recreational complex into a shelter to keep migrants out of public spaces. The city’s privately run shelters have a maximum capacity of 700. The municipal complex can hold up to 3,000; as of Friday night there were 2,397 migrants there. –AP

Up to 10,000 migrants could eventually end up in Tijuana, according to the federal government.

Alden Rivera, the Honduran ambassador in Mexico, visited the outdoor sports complex Saturday. Rivera expects the migrants will need to be sheltered for eight months or more, and said he is working with Mexico to get more funds to feed and care for them. He expects the migrant numbers in Tijuana to reach 3,400 over the weekend, with another 1,200 migrants having made it to Mexicali, another border city a few hours to the east of Tijuana. An additional 1,500 migrants plan to reach the U.S. border region next week. –AP

1,800 Hondurans have returned to their country since the caravan began its journey on October 13, according to Rivera. He hopes more will follow suit.

“We want them to return to Honduras,” said Rivera, noting that each migrant must decide whether to apply for asylum in Mexico, wait in line for US asylum, or go home. According to the Mexican Interior Ministry on Friday, 2,697 Central American migrants had requested Mexican asylum under a program launched on October 26 designed to expedite credentials for those who intend to live, work and study in southern Mexico.
Tijuana resident Felipe Garza, 55, acknowledge that locals aren’t exactly excited to help the migrants despite he and other members of his church handing them coffee and rolls at the makeshift municipal shelter. “It’s uncomfortable to receive such a big multitude of people, but it’s a reality that we have to deal with,” he said.

Garza surmised that if the Central Americans behave, Tijuana will embrace them just as it did thousands of Haitians in 2016. Those Haitians have since opened restaurants, hair salons and enrolled in local universities.

Police officer Victor Coronel agrees but wonders how much more the city can take. “The only thing we can do is hope that President (Donald) Trump opens his heart a little,” said Coronel. –AP

Trump “opening his heart” might be wishful thinking, however, as he tweeted just two days ago: “Isn’t it ironic that large Caravans of people are marching to our border wanting U.S.A. asylum because they are fearful of being in their country – yet they are proudly waving their country’s flag. Can this be possible? Yes, because it is all a BIG CON, and the American taxpayer is paying for it!”


via zerohedge


  1. So for the next 6 months they will be showing us pictures of the 24 women and children at the gate and not the 10,000 men behind them. Close the border. That’s the only Sane non-Democrat thing to do.

    • The Funding since the beginning when Lefties Socialists, Globalists From Our OWN Country as well as Soros yes, no matter what THEY try to Tell you, HE IS ONE of those who HAS FUNDED this as HE HAS throughout the Globe. EU UK, & it’s Why There’s actually been a Law Passed called Stop Soros. Not here of course..Oh NO, He & Clintonistas & Obummers Are BEST BUDS..ALL Want the SAME…Open Borders in the US, An OPEN SOCIETY< as Soros OWN Foundations Call for..FUND FOR..As OBUMMERS OFA..Also AIDS..& tons of Slime Ball Attorneys & So-called CHARITIES< ALL Receive Money PER..Per Refugee they "HELP" Per Illegal they "HELP"..& What do the LEFTIES, SOCIALISTS, GLOBALISTS & Elitist HYPOCRITES ALL..get for THEIR MONEY?? CHEAP LABOR & an Entire VOTING BASE..for OUR Completed Transformation, as Obummer CALLED For their Illegal VOTES in the 2016 Election, as EVERY DEMOCRAT Nut Job called for THEIR Illegal Votes for EVERY Election since..Including Our Mid Terms. These "Crooks & Criminals" Are Coming as they've been Promised to ALSO As their Chains of FAM..members are all Also Receiving here as well as Millions of Migrants IMPORTED into EU & UK..For Their Complete Transformation, which IS All About, One hand PAYING THE OTHERS..they get the WELFARE & GOOD LIFE..The other Crooks & Criminals..the PIMPED OUT..POLITICIANS..Some Who Bought their SEATS, some Who were Propped UP & Told to Just WAIT, the MONEY IS COMING & IT DID..to Make Sure They "WON"..if you can call that a WIN..By Cheating, Stealing, Fraud & Out Right Corruption to the Highest Degree I've Ever Seen in My Lifetime..These MIGRANTS ILLEGALS Immigrants, Refugees are ALL For One Purpose…to Continue this Much Talked about, Well Planned for, Well..Funded, & Organized Now for at least a Solid Decade..to REPLACE..OUR VOTES & WE the VOTERS Who would NEVER Vote For Them Or THEIRS..They soon will Not need to Cheat, Lie, Steal OR call for ILLEGAL, FRAUDULENT VOTES..Oh No, they'll Have as they DO across the GLOBE, successfully Transformed, REPLACED..Our Votes..to Destroy the Ability for OUR Votes to Ever MATTER again, Or be NEEDED..This IS What ALL This..these Caravans & Horrific Uptick in the MASS Numbers of ILLEGALS In Our Country..For a Solid Decade..they the DEMS, SOCIALISTS, GLOBALISTS, ALL ELITISTS & TOTAL HYPOCRITES have CALLED FOR…Obummer, the PAST..Prez, & His PAST Admin have Openly Committed Sedition, Yet with THE FBI & DOJ & Other "AGENCIES" Deeply Entrenched in Our Gov & ACROSS the globe of Foreigners WHO ALL Also have a VESTED "INTEREST" in Our DOWNFALL..as a Sovereign NATION, Without OUR OWN…Security, OUR OWN..In tact CULTURE, LAWS, RULES & Prosperity…They ALL Replace US in More WAYS than just ONE..These ARE Our Replacements, & They've Been PROMISED A LOT For their SUPPORT..What Else Explains ALL OF THIS?? Nothing, Look Only to the EU & UK to see for Yourselves.

  2. Mexico wouldn’t be having this problem if the leader of the country had the intelligence and the guts to stop them at their southern border, now they’ve got a problem and I have no sympathy for them. Foreign invaders should in all cases be stopped at the border and made to turn back.

  3. These invaders of Mexico who ultimately want to invade the U.S. are going to get way out of hand. The U.S. I hope is slow walking this process. More will pour in and then the Federales will have to move them out. Again, I exhort the President to formally proclaim them invaders under Article 4, section 4 of the Constitution and declare that lethal force will be used any where along the border if they try to break or sneak in.

  4. In this article was a interesting tidbit, a young man called his father, who is a coffee bean farmer in Honduras, to ask his father what he should do after the son and a group sleeping on a beach were pelted with rocks. The father told him to stick it out. I question, does the father not want his son home because the son is a bad dude? Fathers I know, if their son was in danger, would want him to come home immediately! This is one situation out of thousands of people in the caravans, some are probably worse than this. Opinions please?

    • Something to consider this father is a coffee bean farmer. That means he is making money, why would his son need to come to this country to make money? I thought these people were supposed to be running from their countries as refugee’s and in fear of their lives? If so then why are they carrying their countries flags and why have I seen signs they are carrying saying that this is an invasion?

  5. PLEASE PLEASE President TRUMP, SHUT DOWN ALL Border Crossings from MEXICO into the USA until the Mexican Government ships them BACK to their Own Country !

  6. Mexico needs to deport these illegal invaders themselves and foot the bill to deport the illegals. Americans do not want these illegals here and they must be stopped by all means necessary even at the cost of bloodshed if these savages insist on illegally crossing into our country.
    These ignorant masses are nothing more than just pawns used by the liberal left wing America hating democrats who want these illegal criminals here only for a vote to keep themselves in power. These hateful dems couldn’t care less about these masses of illegals who brought some of their kids with them for sympathy.

  7. The Dem’s don’t care about the effect of the invasion to our economy. They only care about votes. The worse things get the more people are dependent upon them and their power increases. they have victimized the true working class. They are subject to foreign money such as Soros , but just as much from the Rockefeller’s. Soros has funded a lot of the caravan and through his network of left wing activist organizations like “Media Matters” and many others, and uses a network of money exchanges through these organizations to buy people, media channels, newspapers and judges. They’ve changed what is taught to our children, cheat during the elections and collaborate to destroy anyone in their way. The Clinton mafia has killed dozens. Trump wasn’t suppose to happen. They have been attacking his office, his person and his family from the moment he was sworn in. Nothing short of a coup attempt. If good people do nothing they will continue to brainwash the masses and Terra-form this nation into another banana republic.

  8. Why not ship them all to San Francisco and let the people who voted for Nancy Pelosi take care of them? And put a chip in each one of them like you do for a dog you want to be able to track and don’t let them leave California. And don’t give CA any federal money to take care of them.

  9. This is just an example of what we should expect. They came all this way “Expecting” to be provided with food, water, shelter, and other amenities. And once they actually do cross the border, legal or not, they will continue to “Expect” to be provided for. They also know that those who cross ILLEGALLY seem to get more benefits, like free health care, free education, free money, free DEMOCRATIC VOTER REGISTRATION.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to see a HORDE of LEGAL Immigrants descend on the Border screaming “DO IT LEGALLY”. Because this is the system that is taking the most damage. Folks who are thinking about emigrating to the US look at the legal option which involves time, process, and money. Then they see all those who enter Illegally who are being taken care of for life.
    How many then decide that it’s better to be an Illegal Alien in the USA than it is to be a Legal Immigrant.

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