The State Government of Texas (USA) today held the Mexican Government responsible for the migratory crisis caused by the arrival of the Central American caravan to the border between Mexico and the United States.
The Texas Attorney General, Republican Ken Paxton, re-elected in the last legislative elections, said in an interview with the Fox News television network that Mexican authorities made "a big mistake by letting these people enter their country."
The lawyer, 55, admitted that the situation is "complicated" and showed solidarity with the mayor of Tijuana, Juan Manuel Gastélum, a city bordering the United States that has received most of the migrant caravan.
According to data from the Mexican authorities, some 9,000 Central Americans have arrived in Mexico since October 19 in different groups, of which more than 7,000 arrived in Mexicali and Tijuana, Baja California state, to seek asylum in the United States. and another 2,000 are located in other parts of the country.
"I agree with the mayor of Tijuana, they have a problem and they are allocating resources they do not have, since, in addition, we do not know when this situation will end, I believe that the federal institutions of Mexico are the ones that have to take a step go ahead and take responsibility for all these people, "he insisted.
Regarding the situation on the US side, he defended the position of President Donald Trump and his responsibility to protect the borders to "prevent the entry of criminals."
Paxton argued that "it is not known who are the people trying to enter" through the caravan and said his statistics "prove" that "in a constant way" there are criminals looking to enter the United States.
"I am totally in favor of immigration, we need labor in Texas, but it must be done under the correct procedures," he said.
The tension at the border reached its maximum level last Sunday when a group of 42 immigrants were arrested, although they will not face criminal charges, for attacking with stones the agents guarding the wall that divides the two countries, according to the Border Patrol (CBP). , in English).
The patrollers seated at the San Ysidro border crossing (California) responded with the use of tear gas, something Paxton referred to as "a serious problem that must be resolved."