They accuse migrants and refugees of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana, a narrative similar to US President Trump's. They complain the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an "invasion."
Mayor of Tijuana calls the migrants' arrival an "avalanche" that the city is ill-prepared to handle, calculating that they will be in border town for at least six months as they wait to file asylum claims.
The first wave of migrants in the caravan, which became a central theme of the recent US election, began arriving in Tijuana in recent days, and their numbers have grown each day.
The trial has started under heavy security. Twelve jurors and six alternates were selected while more than a dozen of the several hundred witnesses expected to testify are in witness protection programs.
US President Donald Trump signs proclamation suspending granting of asylum to migrants who cross the US-Mexico illegally, as a US-bound migrant caravan resting in Mexico resumes its trek.
Mexico City authorities say that of the 4,841 registered migrants receiving shelter in a sports complex, 1,726 are under the age of 18, including 310 children under five.
The 'migrant caravan' is a diverse set of people escaping poverty and violence who have been painted as a threatening, faceless monolith. Not all of them will reach the US border. The ones who do are chasing a future they can feel optimistic about.
Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants travelling through Mexico remained in the capital on Wednesday after a 1,600 km journey, with some saying they will not move until the police, human rights groups accompany them up north.
The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico to the US became a major talking point for candidates and their stumpers during the US midterm campaigns.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's trial started on Monday with the selection of jurors in Brooklyn federal court. If convicted, Guzman faces life in prison.
Moving 'El Chapo' from a maximum security jail in Manhattan to a court in Brooklyn has already proved to be a major security headache amid fears the Mexican drug lord may attempt a third jailbreak.
Tempers among trekkers flare as they struggle with exhaustion, blisters, sickness and swollen feet after Veracruz Governor reneges on an offer to provide buses to leapfrog the migrants to the Mexican capital.
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