Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador spoke Tuesday morning about the situation of Haitian immigrants arriving in Mexicali.
“We’ll see what we will do,” the president told reporters during his morning press conference.
Lopez Obrador said his office will contact the Department of Wellbeing in Baja California to see what the Mexican government can do.
Shelter managers had demanded Mexico to provide additional support to provide services to arriving immigrants from Haiti.
The City has already opened shelters to house over a thousand immigrants who seek asylum in the US.
Mexicali Mayor Norma Bustamante said the Mexican government has provided food, beds, and blankets to shelters However, those items have been kept in the State’s warehouse.
“I think the President has an overall view of the country’s panorama,” the Mayor said by justifying the presidential remarks. “Some have said Mexico does not provide support, but we had.”