Mexico tears down migrant camp at U.S. border

FILE - A makeshift migrant camp stands near El Chaparral pedestrian border bridge in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, July 1, 2021. About a hundred members of the police, National Guard and army on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, evicted almost 400 migrants, mainly Central Americans and Mexicans, from the makeshift camp they had been staying in for almost a year in Tijuana at the U.S. border crossing. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel, File)

FILE – A makeshift migrant camp stands near El Chaparral pedestrian border bridge in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, July 1, 2021. About a hundred members of the police, National Guard and army on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, evicted almost 400 migrants, mainly Central Americans and Mexicans, from the makeshift camp they had been staying in for almost a year in Tijuana at the U.S. border crossing. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel, File)

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UPDATED 7:56 AM PT – Monday, February 7, 2022

Mexican authorities demolished an encampment of migrants at the U.S. border in Tijuana. On Sunday, hundreds of Mexican National Guards accompanied immigration officials and bulldozers to the camp site to evict the squatters.

Officials said every migrant can get a humanitarian visa and live and work in Mexico, but they are not allowed to sit at the U.S. border in hopes of crossing. They added, the camp was impeding pedestrian traffic across the border into San Diego.

“Every one of the 383 people who are here (at the camp) will do well in one of our shelters: 86 families, 33 men, three people from the LGBT community,” stated Tijuana Mayor Monsterrat Caballero. “They are all to be transported securely and it was best to do this first thing in the morning.”

Migrants at the former camp acknowledged they were waiting on the Biden administration to grant them entry into the U.S. They are now being relocated into a shelter in Mexico.

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