300,000 have unlawfully crossed the border between San Diego and Tijuana in 2023

The head of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration in Baja California said more than 300,000 migrants have crossed the border unlawfully from Tijuana into the San Diego area this calendar year.

David Pérez Tejada said that on average, anywhere from 1,000 to 1,200 crossings are taking place every day from the ocean to the mountains 70 miles to the east.

In addition to the higher number of crossings between Baja California and California, Pérez Tejada says illegal crossings near Yuma, Arizona and the Mexicali desert have also gone up.

“We are starting to have joint operations with our counterparts in the state of Sonora to keep migrants from going into the U.S. in that area,” he said.

Meantime, Enrique Lucero, director of Tijuana’s Migrant Affairs Office, says his department has noticed unlawful…Read full article here