Kirsters Baish| It has been reported that Mexico made the call to close one of the shelters that they had provided to house those migrants traveling with the caravan that is headed right toward the United States’ southern border.
Diamond and Silk report that the migrants traveling with the caravan were not happy about the decision, which doesn’t seem right considering the fact that they are in Mexico illegally to start with.
The migrants were joined by US activists, forcing federal and local police in riot uniforms to take formation at the entrance.
Others migrants walked to nearby shelters, while some waited for a bus to take them to the larger government-run facility.
Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has failed to talk about how he will improve the “deplorable conditions” for the migrants travelling thousands of miles across Mexico to the US border.
Maria Claros, 28, from Honduras said, “We had hoped that now with President Lopez Obrador he could see the conditions we’re in.
“They said he was going to help, but they’ve treated us worse than animals.”
Claros also stated, “We don’t have anywhere to wash or do our business. I bathe with cold water when I have 20 pesos to pay for it.”
In recent months, thousands of migrants have working to attempt to enter the US illegally.
In mid-December, officials revealed that almost 6,000 migrants had made their way to Tijuana.
Officials stated that about half of the migrants were being housed at an old concert venue. Hundreds of other migrants are said to be staying at shelters around the city.
Many migrants protested, saying they did not expect other sites to be any better.
“Not one of the shelters in Tijuana has the conditions for them to keep us in … the authorities are tricking us,” said Honduran migrant Reinerio Laine.
By mid-afternoon, several dozen migrants had refused to leave and were joined by U.S. activists, as federal and local police in riot gear took formation at the entrance.
The news outlet also reported, “For decades, Tijuana, a notoriously crime-ridden border city, has attracted migrants headed north. When Central Americans began arriving in large numbers in November, officials provided lodging at a sports center, but closed it after rains flooded the venue.”