UPDATED 7:56 AM PT – Monday, February 7, 2022
Mexican authorities demolished an encampment of migrants at the U.S. border in Tijuana. On Sunday, hundreds of Mexican National Guards accompanied immigration officials and bulldozers to the camp site to evict the squatters.
Officials said every migrant can get a humanitarian visa and live and work in Mexico, but they are not allowed to sit at the U.S. border in hopes of crossing. They added, the camp was impeding pedestrian traffic across the border into San Diego.
“Every one of the 383 people who are here (at the camp) will do well in one of our shelters: 86 families, 33 men, three people from the LGBT community,” stated Tijuana Mayor Monsterrat Caballero. “They are all to be transported securely and it was best to do this first thing in the morning.”
Authorities on Sunday broke up a camp of about 380 migrants, mostly from Mexico and Central America, in Tijuana, near the US border.#Mexico #migrants #Immigration #HumanRights pic.twitter.com/gHkyGpoD5G
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Migrants at the former camp acknowledged they were waiting on the Biden administration to grant them entry into the U.S. They are now being relocated into a shelter in Mexico.