TIJUANA, Mexico—Honduran Marco Gómez, 26, arrived in Tijuana on the evening of Nov. 22, and slept under a bridge just yards from the El Chaparral pedestrian entrance to the United States.
The Epoch Times reports,
He was with a larger group of migrants who said they wanted to send a message to President Donald Trump “to open the gates.”
Gómez said the plan is to wait until an expected 20,000 migrants arrive in Tijuana and then enter the United States en masse.
“We’ll stay together and be strong, and then move on to the U.S.,” he said. “Peacefully, like people going from one country to another. Marching.”
He said they plan to enter through the vehicle lanes at San Ysidro, because “it’s more spacious.”
Gómez, who said he was a construction worker in Honduras, said he is not sure if he will apply for asylum.
“It’s a waste of time. It’s a process that takes months and years—it’s a long time.”
Another Honduran migrant that also camped near the border entry said his mother and his sister already made it to the United States several months ago and he plans to join them.
Frank Martinez who is traveling with his father, said they will cross illegally.
“I personally, and I know many people will attempt to do the same thing—it’s to cross illegally. I will enter illegally,” he said.
“Because we want a better life, and I’m in a hurry.”
He said Mexico has offered him asylum, but he won’t take it.
“It’s not my intention, to stay here, in this country. My intention is the United States.”
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