BREAKING: Tijuana Major Calls for the Arrest of the Caravan Organizers

The mayor of Tijuana is calling on the caravan organizers to be arrested, and he’s vowing to stop funding the migrants.

Sean Hannity reported that the Mayor of Tijuana took his war against the Central American migrant caravan to the next level Friday; saying he was prepared to stop funding the asylum seekers and calling for the arrest of their leading organizers.

Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum was speaking with Fox News when he was asked to comment on the escalating “humanitarian crisis” taking place in his city.

“I’m not going to break public services to solve this problem,” the Tijuana mayor said.

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After declaring the migrant caravan a “humanitarian crisis” this week, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum told Fox News that he can no longer continue to fund the municipal effort to shelter them without federal assistance.

“I’m not going to break public services to solve this problem,” the Tijuana mayor said.

Even worse, he could be forced to raise taxes on Tijuana’s 1.7 million residents who have already suffered from Sunday’s clashes.

“In those six hours that the border was closed, we lost approximately 129 million pesos,” he said. “That’s not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel towards those people who are making problems?”

Meanwhile, conditions for the migrants in the tent city encampment worsened overnight with heavy winds and rain – flooding overcrowded spaces, leaving wet clothes, sleeping bags and litter strewn about an unsanitary and inhumane existence.

Efforts were underway to move some of them to a new location because of reports that more migrants were making their way to Tijuana.

Mayor Gastélum blames the organizers for whom he cannot identify. He said they should be held accountable. He said the leaders of the caravan should face criminal charges.


“Those are the real criminals because they’re dealing with the lives of people,” he says.

Hope now rests on a new Mexican administration when Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office as Mexico’s new president on Saturday.

Gastélum has a message for the incoming president.

“It’s problem he must solve,” he said, “as soon as he gets into office.”