The Mexican government claims that they are planning to deport the migrants that were involved in trying to storm the border.
IJR previously reported that on Sunday, hundreds of people attempted to overwhelm Border Patrol agents in order to get through the border. They caused mass chaos and the closing of the border for most of the day.
The government released a statement claiming that the caravan tried to “violently” and “illegally” cross the border and that any who were identified as part of the group would be deported.
— emma murphy (@emmamurphyitv) November 25, 2018
President Donald Trump has also been extremely outspoken on the situation, tweeting out that the only way they would be allowed into the U.S. would be legally through the decision of the court.
Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court. We only will allow those who come into our Country legally. Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No “Releasing” into the U.S…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2018
Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer). Dems created this problem. No crossings!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2018
Many citizens of Tijuana are feeling the impact of the caravan due to some working on the other side of the border. According to BBC, people like José Fajardo could potentially face no work if the border is closed.
“It’s really bad,” Fajardo said. “I have to get to work in a restaurant over the other side. I cross the border every day for work. But when you can’t work, there’s no money.”
While there are many single adults trying to make it to the U.S. to work, there are also some families trying to seek asylum. It is uncertain if they will try to stay in Mexico.