A hundred central americans of the caravan for migrants, according to the calculations of the local press and of several other witnesses, has tried to jump this Sunday, the border fence that separates Mexico from the united States at the height of Tijuana. After a march called by the migrants, which remain in place in hostels for two weeks in the border city, an important group of them —including women and children— broke away from the crowd, and, in the midst of pushing and shoving, managed to circumvent the local police and approached the wall.MORE INFORMATION photo gallery A hundred migrants try to cross the border between Mexico and the U.S. A funnel immigration called Tijuana
The u.s. border patrol repelled the group from the other side with tear gas and rubber bullets, as explained by a witness to this newspaper. However, the agents were unable to prevent a handful of them colara. Their adventure was short-lived because they were subsequently trapped. The united states ordered the closure of the checkpoint busiest of the border, San Ysidro, where each day they cross more than 70,000 vehicles. After four hours, it was reopened. The other border crossings in the area, Otay, and Tecate, remained for this Sunday open.
The secretary of the Interior (Interior) mexican, Alfonso Navarrete, has said that "some groups tried violently and untimely entering by various means and locations to u.s. territory". And he added that with those who have identified as violent "is going to act and how to proceed with the deportation." "These people, far from helping the caravan, the affect", finished off. Sources in the Secretariat have noted to this newspaper that, for the moment, there is a number of possible deportation or detention. The mayor of Tijuana has been noted for its part that the City Police kept retained around 39.
One of the migrants, Brian Okely Núñez, honduras has told THE COUNTRY what happened after you tried to withdraw and has indicated that a group had been arrested: "We were going to the lodge and they the police kettled the protesters and ran, but a few police officers that told us that we were going to the hostel brought us to the Municipal Police to retreat".
On the morning of this Sunday, hundreds of migrants participated in the demonstration which started around 9.30 a.m. (local time) from the lodge Benito Juarez, in which there are some 5,000 american of the different caravans that have been coming in the last few weeks. On the march, the migrants improvised banners with blankets, in which Ultrabet they drew the flags of Mexico, Honduras and the united States, others wrote slogans like: "we are All brothers," "Thank you, Mexico, for hosting our children", "Trump, we are not your enemies."
In a moment of protest, a group of them broke ranks from the pedestrian bridge El Chaparral, located about three miles away from the united States, and ran towards the canal of the Tijuana river, a point very close to the garita de San Ysidro, taking by surprise the federal agents. "What we do is to entertain. At another point there is another group trying to cross," said another of the migrants who tried to cross the wall at the Millennium.
Some helicopters americans remained from the early movements of the hostel, located very close to a fence that separates Tijuana from San Diego, California. And behind the wall we observed the widespread deployment of the border patrol willing to keep the group managed to cross. The u.s. president had warned that it would use force "lethal" on those who tried to pass illegally and by force. Close surveillance is part of the safety device ordered by Donald Trump, who accuses the central of attempting to "invade" the united States after crossing Mexico in a giant caravan.
the patience of The migrants, in their vast majority from honduras, are reaching their limit with this unusual, to realize that it might take months until they can cross the border to seek refuge. Most of them, after the police repression an american, he withdrew and began to leave the area. "People were scrambling, there were many women and children," says Jose Hernandez, a honduran who participated in the demonstration.
in Addition to the 5,000 migrants who have already arrived at the border town, it is estimated that they can join the other 9,000 in the next few days, according to most estimates. The massive influx of central americans has led to a division of opinions in Tijuana. Last week, some 300 people marched through the streets of the city mexican rejecting the host of the central american, with slogans xenophobic, supported, in part, by its mayor, Juan Manuel Gastélum, that had been qualified as a “ball of vague and mariguanos”, but then qualified their statements.
"I will Not allow our bilateral relationship to be fractured by the wrong doing of the caravan as a migrant, they are doing things outside the law", has pointed out Gastélum, in response to the images that have occurred in the border. "It would be smart if Mexico would stop the caravans before they reached the border, or if the countries of those who leave do not leave train", has demanded this Sunday Trump on his Twitter account.
The Administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who assumes the power in Mexico next December 1, is negotiating a plan of migration with their nearby u.s. counterparts to manage the migration crisis and to encourage the investments in the south of Mexico and to increase aid to Central america.