On Saturday, Tijuana police ordered the evacuation of a temporary shelter overrun by the estimated 6,000 caravan migrants who have amassed in that border town and relocated them to a different camp.
Here is a glimpse of what these wannabe Americans left behind:
Tons of trash and clothes left behind by #caravan #migrants at the #TijuanaBorder shelter this morning. #Mexico police moved most of them about 15 miles away from the border yesterday to a different camp @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/bU6tEyEeo0
— Kyle Rothenberg (@kylerothenberg) December 1, 2018
The chilling video was shot and posted to Twitter by Kyle Rothenberg, who currently works as a field technician for Fox News Channel.
The majority of the responses remarked on the similarity of the scene to the homeless encampments that have sprung up all over Los Angeles under freeway overpasses:
Looks like downtown Los Angeles
— JACOJE (@jacojejewelry) December 2, 2018
Looks like most of our fwy. underpasses here in LA. We don’t need any more thank you. Lets take care of what we have now!
— Marcia (@mshopper72) December 1, 2018
hunduras? looks like Anaheim California…. pic.twitter.com/kjWEE1XuLP
— Hindean (@Hindean) December 2, 2018
Some commenters recommended possible fixes for the problem:
The Mexican government should put those able migrants to work and have them clean up the mess they left behind. Make them pay(by working) for their abusive behavior, otherwise they will keep doing that(leaving trash behind) as if they owned the place.
— Valmarie Figueiredo (@ValmarieFiguei1) December 2, 2018
Others were more philosophical:
Everyone keeps telling me “They just want a better life”. Um. #ThatsNotHowYouDoIt …those pictures tell a story, it just isn’t one of “oppression” necessitating “asylum”. Maybe we should start with definitions, explaining these words to people.
— The127Activist (@the127activist) December 2, 2018
Twitchy offers this reminder:
You would think they’d be more grateful to their Mexican hosts, who offered Central American migrants asylum, shelter, medical attention, schooling, and jobs if they would agree to stay in the southern Mexico states of Chiapas or Oaxaca. They didn’t.
Sincere question: If this video were shown to California’s lawmakers, would they be less or more likely to throw open the border fence and let everyone rush through at will? Because their current policies would suggest they’re trying to get their districts to look more like an abandoned refugee camp.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)