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Demonstrators in Tijuana, Mexico, want migrant caravans to leave

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By Gabe Gutierrez and Annie Rose Ramos

TIJUANA, Mexico &#821

1; Tensions rose Sunday as hundreds of residents protested against the arrival of thousands of US immigrants who are expected to rest in this border city for several months when they try to apply for asylum in the United States.

A group who opposed the “chaos” of the so-called immigrant cars protested beyond the greatest temporary protection that the Mexican police in riot equipment formed a perimeter. The protesters sang the Mexican genocide and waved flags when they called on the migrants to go home.

The protests said they had no problem with legal immigration, but they strongly opposed what they called an “illegal invasion”. [19659007] Some protesters said that the Mexican government should follow President Donald Trump’s leadership and adopt tougher border policy.

“He defends his limit, unlike our president,” said protester Elvia Vijeras. “Now there will be more violence in Tijuana.”

On Friday, Tijuana mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum called for a “avalanche” immigrant who could stay in the city for at least six months.

On Sunday President Trump tweeted about Gastelum’s comments, pointing out that the city was “unfair” for immigrants.

“In the same way, the United States is unsure of this invasion, and will not stand it,” drummed Trump. “They cause crimes and major problems in Mexico.

Roy Grant, who lives in Tijuana and works in San Diego, said he feared some mass demonstrations by the immigrants could do it.”

Some protesters said they had previously been Oense with Trump about problems – but not this. stop turning off the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

“I think these immigrants must go back to their country,” said Grant. “Mexico must take a very aggressive, hands-on strategy and reject them.”

Grant said he was an unlikely supporter of Trump’s hard position on immigration.

“It’s about how he says it, not what he says, it’s offensive to people,” says Grant.

About 10,000 people make their way through Mexico in at least three separate caravans. The first began in early October in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Since then, the groups of immigrants have gone, took buses or hitched rides on all the vehicles they could find when they made the scary trek north with the intention of seeking asylum in the United States.

Many have said they flying violence and poverty in their homeland and traveling together in the belief that there is security in number when they make the treacherous journey.

Trump seized immigration issues and caravans before the mid-term election called the migrant groups “an invasion” And using them to rally his followers. He also deployed nearly 6000 troops to the southern border.

Francis Belmontes, who took his two children to the protest, said his seven-year-old daughter told him a Some immigrants urinated outside the school and asked for money.

He said that not all immigrants were mothers who sought a better life for their children, and he had seen young men with tattoos that he thought were gang members. He said he was worried about the safety of his children.

“It’s chaos,” he said. “We sound like Trumps America here in Mexico.”

Belmontes said he did not know what immigrants expected when they reached the US-Mexico border.

“They chose the wrong time for asylum,” said Belmontes. “[Trump] obviously do not want them there.”

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