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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

San Ysidro Port Closed Temporarily

For John, BLUFThere are some 47 million people in Central America.  How many of them can the US absorb in the next two years?  And how many jobs in San Diego and Tijuana will be lost due to the complications of illegal immigration?  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Daily Caller, by Reporter Will Racke, 19 November 2018.

Here is the lede plus two:

Homeland security officials shut down all northbound lanes at the San Ysidro port of entry early Monday morning, after receiving reports that caravan migrants were planning to rush the border and cross illegally, U.S. officials said.

Port operations were suspended for just over three hours while border authorities, supported by military personnel deployed to the area, carried out “hardening efforts” at the facility, according to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

“This AM, all of #SanYsidro Port of Entry’s northbound lanes were temporarily closed to initiate additional port hardening efforts after @CBP officials were notified that a large # of caravan migrants were planning to rush the border in an attempt to gain illegal access to the US,” Nielsen wrote on Twitter.

I will interpret this.  A large number of people, conducting perfectly legal activities (and some not) were prevented from conducting their business by the antics of illegal immigrants.  One of the busiest ports in the world shut down by people not willing to wait their turn in the queue.

The 'Caravan is viewed differently on the south side of the border.  And, the Mayor of Tijuana, Señor Juan Manuel Gastelum, has a red baseball cap that has, in white letters, "Make Tijuana Great Again."  I wonder where he got that idea?


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

The mayor’s comments reflected anger among many Tijuana residents at the increasing number of caravan migrants camped in shelters and public spaces in the city.  At least 3,000 were there as of Sunday, and thousands more are expected to arrive over the coming weeks.

For those who think that the "Trump Mindset" is confined to the White House, or just amongst old white men, the situation in Tijuana might be an indicator that this is a larger phenomenon.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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