The United States recognizes actions by the mayor's office of Tijuana to prevent illegal crossings

Coordinated work with CBP agents continues to strengthen in order to provide a safer, more humanitarian, and more regular immigration process

US authorities recognized the actions by the administration of the mayor of Tijuana, Montserrat Caballero Ramírez, to prevent the illegal and dangerous crossing of immigrants which increased in the last few weeks through the border wall or by sea; this was done through campaigns and several projects.

Gathered at the boardroom of the municipal president, the mayor welcomed representatives of several different agencies of the US to show the results of the 24th Municipal Administration regarding security, infrastructure, immigration, and wellbeing. She invited them all to continue coordinating as a priority issue to prevent these crossings that affect binational coexistence such as the closure of the El Chaparral port of entry.

The mayor spoke about public policies that have provided results by the Municipal Agency of Immigration Assistance (DMAM) led by Enrique Lucero Vázquez and suggested that she would like it if this was repeated in other states of Mexico especially in the southern border of the country so that people know that the only way to cross is to do it legally.

During her speech, she spoke that among the actions to prevent massive crossings caused by human trafficking, the municipality of Tijuana is carrying out work to restore public lighting in key areas where they meet, trees are being pruned at Sauces Sur park, and signs are being installed.

The director of the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats of CBP, Orland Romero, highlighted the work by the municipal government such as the "No Cruces El Muro" campaign that contributed to the decrease of irregular crossings and immigrants getting stuck in between walls. In addition, there was the promotion of the CBP One application at DMAM shelters located at the San Ysidro port of entry, Downtown, and the Municipal Palace.

Romero reiterated the importance of this binational collaboration as, in October, more than 16,000 people have entered irregularly through the Tijuana-San Diego border which also encompasses Tecate and Mexicali. 6,500 of them were through the channel at the Tijuana river and Playas de Tijuana.

Immigration authorities stated that immigrants of 120 nationalities and 80 different languages have entered through this border sector, something similar to other borders such as Ciudad Juarez, Nogales, and Piedras Negras.

The mayor reiterated her commitment to continue working to have safe, ordered, humanitarian, and regular immigration, always respecting the human rights of the community regarding their mobility. An example of this is the arrest of 35 people involved in human trafficking in 2023.

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