Hundreds of migrants from Central America arrived at the US-Mexico border Wednesday night; setting the stage for a looming showdown with President Trump who pledged to refuse entry should the workers attempt to enter the United States.
According to Reuters, the migrants began streaming into Tijuana this week; vowing to cross into California starting Saturday morning.
“The wall doesn’t look that tall,” said a 15-year-old girl from Honduras. “I really want to cross it.”
“Thanks to god we’re here,” added a 34-year old worker from Guatemala -accompanied by two children.
Earlier this month, President Trump demanded Mexico crackdown on the migrant ‘caravan’ as it worked its way through Mexico towards the United States.
While Mexican authorities did prevent some workers from making their way towards the border -with initial estimates being upwards of 1500 people- it remains unclear how federal authorities will handle the asylum seekers.