New shelter opens in Tijuana to house Ukrainian asylum seekers

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Migrant products and services in Tijuana, Mexico, stated far more than 1,000 Ukrainians are waiting around to cross the border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

With such high desire, the federal government opened a new shelter to residence Ukrainians whilst they hold out to cross.

“Correct now, in the border to enter San Ysidro-Tijuana, there is 500 camping on this side. In the health club, the Tijuana governing administration opened [there’s] like 350. The other Ukrainian people are in a church and a hotel way too,” said Enrique Lucero.

Enrique Lucero is in demand of migrant solutions in Tijuana. He said there are about 177 Ukrainians processed day-to-day at the port.

He reported considering that the war began 3,000 Ukrainians fleeing the war zone have crossed by the port of entry

This unfolds though asylum seekers from other international locations are also waiting, building a entire port of entry.

“They have a whole lot of migrants right now- 3,000 migrants from other nations waiting around for an conclusion to Title 42,” he mentioned.

With the selection of Ukrainian asylum seekers arriving, officials opened another shelter for Ukrainians arriving in Tijuana.

“Tijuana has 25 shelters for migrants. And these shelters suitable now are whole with migrants from Central The us [and] Mexico way too in waiting to stop Title 42,” he described.

He mentioned within the shelter are showers, mats to snooze on, and even a playground for family members.

All the Mexican federal government is supplying is shelter, in accordance to Lucero. He claimed businesses in the U.S. traveled to Tijuana to provide the rest.

“They have all the food stuff. They have health and fitness treatment too,” he stated.

Lucero mentioned Customs and Border Defense is doing work to ship far more officers to the port to support pace up the approach.

Migrant providers anticipate the shelter to continue to be open up for at the very least a month dependent on how numerous persons CBP can course of action.