CARAVAN CHAOS: Mexicans PROTEST Central American Migrants as Thousands Arrive in Tijuana

Tijuana residents protest the arrival of migrant caravan

Ahead of US congressional elections earlier this month, Trump denounced the approach of a caravan of migrants as an "invasion" that threatened American national security, and he sent thousands of USA troops to the border to help secure it.

Migrant caravan members who reached a USA border crossing near San Diego were met with an icy reception in Tijuana this weekend, and the group is waking up Monday with the realization they could be stuck on that unwelcoming side of the fence for months if they try to enter America the legal way.

USA officials briefly closed the busiest border crossing from Mexico early on Monday to add concrete barricades and razor wire amid concerns some of the thousands of Central American migrants at the border could try to rush the crossing.

Another migrant, 24-year-old José Adan Núñez, told the newspaper "if I die on the way, at least I will have fought for something", after spending a few days in a shelter in Tijuana. They also complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an "invasion".

Mexico's ambassador to the U.S., Geronimo Gutierrez, told reporters Monday that the situation is a "wake-up call" for the U.S., Mexico and Central America that could force the region to work together to address the hard issue of immigration.

A woman who gave her name as Paloma lambasted the migrants, who she said came to Mexico in search of handouts.

But the authorities weren't guarding against the thousands of migrants who've come to Tijuana in recent days on their journey to seek asylum in the United States.

"We are fleeing violence", said Josue Caseres, an entertainer from Santa Barbara, Honduras.

There are 5,800 to 5,900 troops assigned to the border mission.

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Alden Rivera, the Honduran ambassador in Mexico, told the AP on Saturday that 1,800 Hondurans have returned to their country since the caravan first set out on October 13, and that he hopes more will make that decision.

A Tijuana police officer saw them in the crowd and helped them get out and behind police tape marking off the block where the sports complex is located. Laura Seal, a spokesperson, said: "The assistance we are providing to CBP at the southwest border has been authorised through December 15".

He said: "The Mayor of Tijuana, Mexico, just stated that the city is ill-prepared to handle this many migrants, the backlog could last 6 months". "How can they think we are going to come here to be violent?"

For most of this city of 1.6 million, the arrival of thousands of Central Americans is not noticeable.

Another migrant caravan of around 150 people reportedly set off from El Salvador for the U.S. on Sunday. Edwin Alexander Gomez told AP in San Salvador that he wants to work construction in NY, where he hears the wages are better and the city is safer.

He tweeted on Sunday that the USA is "ill-prepared" for the migrants and "will not stand for it".

He followed that tweet by writing: "Catch and Release is an obsolete term".

Associated Press writer Julie Watson contributed to this story from Tijuana and Marcos Aleman contributed from San Salvador.

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