Mexican Mayor Does What Entire Democratic Party Wouldn't Dream Of

  • 2018-11-23
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Mexican Mayor Does What Entire Democratic Party Wouldn't Dream Of
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The mayor of Mexico's sixth-largest city defiantly slammed his country's federal government for failing to deal with the massive influx of migrants affecting Tijuana. 

Fox News reports:
 

Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum on Thursday asked for international groups like the United Nations to step up aid in response to the more than 5,000 migrants who have arrived in the city over the past two weeks in an attempt to reach the U.S. border. Gastelum called the situation a humanitarian crisis and claimed the Mexican federal government had not helped the city deal with the massive influx of migrants.

“They have categorically omitted and not complied with their legal obligations,” he said during a press conference on Thanksgiving Day, the Arizona Republic reported. “So we’re now asking them and international humanitarian aid groups to bring in and carry out humanitarian assistance.”

Meanwhile, a small group of Central American migrants marched to a border crossing on Thursday to demand better conditions in shelters housing them.

The group of about 150 migrants carrying white flags that read, “La Paz y Dios” or “Peace and God” separated from the larger caravan and inched within 500 feet from the U.S., the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday.


Municipal authorities have conceded they're ill-equipped to handle the escalating crisis.
 
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