According to the Tijuana Health Department on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, more than one-third of those who rode the caravan from Central America are being treated for an illness. Out of the 6,000 illegal aliens who are currently in Tijuana, 2,267 of them are ill. Diseases include respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox and other more serious conditions.
The Tijuana Health Department confirmed that there are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS, and four separate cases of chickenpox, at least 101 have lice, multiple respiratory problems and numerous skin infections.
The department is also warning about a potential Hepatitis outbreak because the caravan riders are living in unsanitary conditions. Part of that is because thousands of the illegal aliens are being housed at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro United States-Mexico Port of Entry. The shelter is only designed to hold 1,000 people and has 35 port-a-potties for them.
People aren’t able to take showers, they sleep on the floor, nobody is cleaning the bathrooms, so the conditions are there for a major infection,” Carlos Betanzos, a coordinator for Ministerios Nazarenos de Compasion, an Evangelical aid group, told the Daily Mail. “We’ve had lung disease, flu, diarrhea, hypertension. One guy had chicken pox – but thankfully just one,”
The living conditions are unbearable, which is causing some of the caravan riders to self-deport. Around 80 self-deported on Tuesday alone. Mexican officials did deport 98 people who were involved in the border clash with the U.S. Border Patrol on Sunday.
Clara Daniela, 17, and her boyfriend, Jose Hernandez, 25, fled El Salvador when Daniela’s cousin was killed for not joining a gang. They brought along their one-year-old Fernando.
There are organizations here helping people who have had enough to go home. They take you on a bus and put you on a plane – it’s easy,” Daniela explained. “We will try to stay for now but it’s becoming more and more tempting to go.”
Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said the city is spending $30,000 a day on these illegal aliens, something he refuses to do much longer. He said the city will continue to support the caravan riders for a few more days but after that, it must end.
“We won’t compromise the resources of the residents of Tijuana,” Gastelum said during a press conference. We won’t raise taxes tomorrow to pay for today’s problem.”
Obama Used Tear Gas
According to an article by Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Nov. 26, 2018, in part....
“The same tear-gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob is actually used fairly frequently – including more than once a month during the later years of President Obama’ administration, according to Homeland Security data.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used CS (Tear Gas) since 2010 and deployed it 26 times in fiscal 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.
Use of CS rose again in fiscal 2017, which was split between president’s Obamaq and Trump...and reached 29 deployments in fiscal 2018 which ended two months ago, according to CBP data seen by The Washington Times.
Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray frequently – including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under President Obama. Pepper spray, officially known as Pava Capsaicin, was uses 43 times in fiscal 2018, according to CBP numbers.
Democrats complained about threats of “deadly force” against the border incursions, which saw migrants punch through fencing, and launch rocks and bottles at agents who responded to stem the intrusion.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, took umbrage at the outrage, questioning where the critics were when tear gas was deployed under President Obama.
This policy that we use was an Obama-written policy and it was used at the same port of entry,” he told CNN, wondering in particular about the intense, media interest now versus then.
“The facts are, the policy written under President Obama allows us to use tear gas to disperse a crowd that was very dangerous,” he told the network.
President George Bush41 Saluted
George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States and decorated U.S. Navy pilot during World War 2, took off from the Carrier Planet Earth Friday, Nov. 30th, 2018.
In his final journey off the flight deck, it is surmised he directed his Blue Avenger Torpedo Bomber into the heavens to reach out...to touch the hand of God...Mission Well Done, Sir!