translated from Spanish: San Diego calm despite the presence of thousands of migrants in Tijuana

San Diego-the Californian City of San Diego continues today in calm despite the presence of thousands of migrants waiting for days on the other side of the border, in the town of mexic Ana Tijuana, hoping to seek asylum in States Unidos.segun recent estimates close to 4,000 people expect camped on the other side of the customs, of which about 1,500 through Mexico with the Caravan that came out of Honduras on October 13. Waiting, however, seems long since the Government of President of USA, Donald Trump, recently changed rules so that already only can apply for asylum at ports of entry like San Ysidro, San Diego.

A group of people entering the United States from Tijuana, by the border crossing at San Ysidro port of entry, in San Diego, California (United States). Photo: EFE to, initially, this measure will be in effect just 90 days, Customs Office and border protection (CBP, acronym in English) USA calculated that this will force the members of the caravan have to wait about four months before you can an initiate procedures for access to the country. For this reason, while in Tijuana increases the tension before the massive arrival of migrants who are forced to camp on the outskirts of the city, which has led to complaints from neighbors, San Diego Queen tranquility.
“There is no violence or protests. There is no difference. Only was spent much money to have here, soldiers without weapons”, said EfE New Yorker Ricardo Callen when referring to the deployment of thousands of soldiers along the border with Mexico.

Callen, a veteran of the armed forces of U.S. married a Mexican woman, assures us that people in SanDiego “is quiet” and that neither he, who daily cross the border, or their relatives, see no difference in the area.

Soldiers set up a wire fence, in San Diego, California, EE. UU. Foto: EFE a clear example of this calm is the friendship Park, which serves as a usual meeting point for immigrants newly arrived to the country reunited there with loved ones that you s waiting on the other side of the border. The Park was closed Saturday, as you could see Efe, once U.S. authorities decide to close it over the weekend, when a few days some migrants try to enter the country to swim for the Imperial Beach, located at the western end of this green area.
In addition, this Friday, a representative of the CBP was almost reached by a stone from the other side of the border while he inspected the work of reinforcement of the fence.
“People are angry because there is very aggressive migrants. In addition, we offered them money, food, roof, water and they despised him, that’s bad. We Mexican that we come to the USA can’t do that, because they are opening the doors to us”, he told Efe a young Mexican woman who works on the U.S. side of the border called Ruby.

That alleged aggressiveness shown by some members of the several caravans to weeks travel Mexico heading north has been the main argument of the President Trump, who has described these migratory movement of ‘invasion’ to order the deployment of troops on the southern border.

Two Central American migrants are to the U.S. military. Photo: AFP according to the latest data provided by the Pentagon, currently about 5,900 regular soldiers are divided between the States of California, Arizona and Texas assisting border agents, mainly in logistical work and with the placement of barbed wire. This Saturday Efe could verify that, indeed, the port of San Ysidro, located in the southern part of San Diego, has been reinforced in recent weeks with concertinas and the remodeling of the existing border fence. However, in this since customs, one of the busiest of the planet, beyond of the helicopters that fly constantly over the area, the military presence can no notice.
“It is a montage of the President, soldiers here are not needed, it is just a show of force. They will not shoot women and children, or those who want to cross without weapons. It’s ridiculous,”said Callen.

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