Worried that a wall may soon bar their entry, immigrants from around the world are racing to get across the Mexico-U.S. border before Tuesday, when American voters elect a new president, reports Fox News.
The result is that agents “are overwhelmed,” said one in McAllen, Texas. “We are seeing 800 to 1,000 apprehensions every night.”
Republican candidate Donald Trump has promised to build a border wall to stop the movement of migrants into the U.S. With polls showing that the race between Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is close, the threat of a wall has become very real.
The surge in migrants, with a particularly large increase in those from Haiti, continues to put pressure on shelters in Mexican border towns.
The director of the Casa del Migrante in Tijuana said the city’s five shelters have capacity for 150 people, yet 500 to 700 are arriving each day. Patrick Murphy also said their costs have tripled yet government funding has remained unchanged at 25,000 pesos a month, reported the Tijuana news site Frontera.
Rodulfo Figueroa described it as “an extraordinary situation” but not a crisis, and that it was being addressed promptly particularly in terms of health and security.
more recommended stories
A study by Universidad del Caribe reveals exponential increase of Airbnb rooms in Cancun
Cancun, Q.R. — A new reports.
Mexico’s next government starts oil contract reviews with Talos Energy
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s incoming.
Mexico marks anniversaries of two deadly earthquakes
Memorials were held in Mexico Wednesday.
Ship sails out of Progreso, Yucatán to explore Central American seas
The Government of Mexico, through the.
Ticul Yucatán will stop using plastic
After a session of the City.
Young Yucatecan talent at Olimpo’s piano recital
Prior to the sixth edition of.
Businessmen ask for more trees on Tulum’s main Avenue
“Now that Avenida Tulum Norte will.
Odebrecht in Mexico… What is AMLO’s administration going to do about it?
MEXICO CITY, Sept 18 (Reuters) –.
Yucatecan engineer from Valladolid wins the Proser Prize
The School of Engineering of the.
Cozumel returns to lead the cruise industry in Mexico and South America
The general director of the Port.