Las Vegas Tribune
Last Sunday residents of Tijuana, Mexico took over the streets of their city to protest the takeover of their city by the Central American invasion that has been arriving at the south-of-the-border city hoping to cross into the United States territory claiming asylum. Ironically days earlier during an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson a reporter with Univision, Enrique Acevedo, told Carlson that it was “not an invasion” but hardworking people looking for a better life.
“It’s not a national emergency and it’s not a threat to the national security of the United States,” Acevedo said, trying to confuse Carlson with a statement he knew was fake. Now the city of Tijuana has to admit that “Donald Trump was right, this is an invasion!” and are demanding that the invaders go home.
“We want the caravan to go; they are invading us,” said Patricia Reyes, a 62-year-old protester, hiding from the sun under an umbrella.
“They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals.” Ironically Reyes was repeating what many Americans have been saying for a very long time: “They should have come into this country
correctly, legally, but they came in like animals.”
“The Mexicans are now getting a taste of their own medicine” while being invaded by almost tens of thousands of Central Americans, said “Karina,” who did not want to give up her last name because her husband does business with a few companies on the other side of the border.
Tijuana residents waved Mexican flags, sang the Mexican national anthem and chanted “Out! Out!” They accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana as was reported by The Associated Press.
They also complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an “invasion.” And they voiced worries that their taxes might be spent to care for the group.
Univision’s Enrique Acevedo told Carlson that it was “not an invasion” but no word about how Univision or Acevedo are now reporting their own people’s sentiment about the Central America invasion.
Acevedo told Carlson that “most of the people that are part of this caravan are just pushing strollers through Mexico. They are families, women, [and] babies just trying to get to the U.S. to legally request asylum.”
An asylum application must demonstrate two things to satisfy that requirement: The applicant must show that the reason the persecution is happening is because of being in one of the five protected grounds (race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a social group).
Nowhere in those five protected grounds does it say anything about asylum for economic reasons or for unemployment, and most of the people photographed in the caravan were men older than twenty and with
no kids or wife; just men between the age of twenty and fifty years old.
U.S. border inspectors are processing only about 100 asylum claims a day at Tijuana’s main crossing to San Diego. Asylum seekers register their names in a tattered notebook managed by migrants themselves that had more than 3,000 names even before the caravan arrived.
As migrants from Central America fill up their city’s shelters, residents of Tijuana, Mexico are suddenly seeing eye-to-eye with President Trump.