Donald Trump suggested that the migrant caravan travelling from Central America is a ‘big con’ as they are seen proudly waving their national flags
POTUS has deployed thousands of active-duty military troops and hundreds of Border Patrol agents to prevent what he called an ‘invasion’ of the country
The mayor of Tijuana said that they are preparing for an influx lasting six months
Almost 3,000 migrants from the caravan have reached Tijuana and estimates indicate the number could approach 10,000
Tijuana has asked the Mexican government for $4 million to deal with the influx
By LEAH MCDONALD
17 November 2018
Donald Trump claimed it was ‘ironic’ that migrants were waving the flags of the ‘dangerous’ countries they are fleeing from to seek asylum in the US.
The President claimed the migrant caravan travelling from Central America to the US border in search of asylum is a ‘BIG CON’ which the American taxpayer is paying for.
In a series of fiery tweets tonight, Potus claimed: ‘Isn’t it ironic that large Caravans of people are marching to our border wanting U.S.A. asylum because they are fearful of being in their country – yet they are proudly waving their country’s flag.
‘Can this be possible? Yes, because it is all a BIG CON, and the American taxpayer is paying for it!’.
Trump has already deployed thousands of active-duty military troops, hundreds of Border Patrol agents, and miles of barbed wire along border posts with Mexico to prevent what he has described as a possible ‘invasion’ of the country.
The mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in sight.
More than 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more are expected to arrive in the coming days.
Juan Manuel Gastelum said there were 2,750 migrants from the caravan in Tijuana and that estimates by Mexico’s federal government indicate the number could approach 10,000.
‘No city in the world is prepared to receive this – if I’m allowed – this avalanche,’ he said during a news conference at City Hall. ‘It is a tsunami. There is concern among all citizens of Tijuana’.
Source: ‘It’s a BIG CON’: Trump says it’s ‘ironic’ that members of the migrant caravan are waving flags of the ‘dangerous’ countries they are fleeing, while Tijuana’s mayor says the influx of migrants could last SIX MONTHS