Posted on December 28, 2018

Tijuana Mayor Reveals How Much the Caravan Costs the City Every Day

Mike Brest, Daily Caller, December 27, 2018

The mayor of Tijuana, Mexico, revealed during an interview with a documentary filmmaker on Thursday just how much the migrant caravan is costing the city each day.

Juan Manuel Gastelum, 64, spoke to Charlie Minn and {snip} announced that the caravan is “hitting us hard. It’s costing us 550,000 pesos a day.” In American dollars, that is the equivalent of approximately $28,000.

In an interview with Milenio Television last month, Gastelum said, “Tijuana is a city of immigrants, but we don’t want them in this way. It was different with the Haitians, they carried papers, they were in order. It wasn’t a horde, pardon the expression.”

A fellow Tijuana official, Genaro Lopez, {snip} reported that at the beginning of this month there were 6,200 migrants temporarily staying in their city.

During Lopez’s second appearance on [Tucker] Carlson’s show this month, he revealed that there have been 280 arrests for offenses ranging from drug possession to public intoxication to breaking and entering.