Thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America, mostly Honduras, travelling trying to reach the United States for weeks are now facing sickness in Tijuana, Mexico
The migrant caravan travelled about 3,000 miles (4,800 km) since mid-October. They are still based in Tijuana waiting for their chance to cross the United States. Only 359 people had the authorities transport them back home. There are many living in shelters until US and Mexican authorities settled on how to deal with them.
Meanwhile, more than 4,700 migrants are living in tents and under blankets in Tijuana streets. Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum declared a humanitarian crisis and asked for federal and international assistance since the city of Tijuana cannot afford the costs which is approximately 30,000 per day.
The migrants overcrowding has helped illness spread. According to Tijuana city authorities there had been a chicken pox outbreak and a possible Hepatitis outbreak. A third of the illegals are very ill. At least hundreds have lice and skin infections, others with tuberculosis; there have been cases of respiratory infections and other more serious disease cases such as HIV/AIDS.
President Donald Trump stated on Monday he will be willing to close the U.S.-Mexico border if Mexico does not deport the illegal migrants back to their countries. Trump said, “Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries.”
American border protection agents fired tear gas to protect the integrity of the border.
Trump also said, “You’re going to find MS-13, you’re going to find Middle Eastern, you’re going to find everything.”
On Saturday a member of brutal gang [MS-13] which is responsible for many violent murders in the U.S. for decades was travelling with the migrant caravan and was arrested in east of the Calexico Port of Entry, 29-year-old Jose Villalobos-Jobel from Honduras.
Villalobos admitted that he travelled with a large group of Central Americans to enter illegally into the United States proving Trump’s previous prediction to be true.
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