Some members of the migrant caravan, who have spent the past month traveling from Central America through Mexico to reach the U.S. border, are talking about crossing the border en masse as a way to provoke the Trump administration, an aid group has claimed.
“They have that intention,” Sergio Tamai, a founder of Angels without Borders, a group helping the migrants, told Telemundo 20 in San Diego. “I believe that thousands could make that jump.”
At least 3,000 migrants have already arrived in Tijuana, a border city across from San Diego, Calif., the past two weeks. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could grow to 10,000 in the coming weeks, or months.
By contrast, Gastelum said, the caravan of Central Americans, “had arrived all of sudden, with a lot of people — not all … but a lot — were aggressive and cocky.”
Tijuana councilman Manuel Monárrez said a mass border would further strain economic relations with the U.S.
“A human stampede would be an immediate provocation to the U.S.,” said Manuel Monárrez, a Tijuana councilman, told Telemundo. “And justify Donald Trump to impact the binational dynamics of the economy.” – READ MORE