Tijuana residents protest migrant invasion

TIJUANA, MEXICO (NBC) - The so-called caravan of Central American migrants is generating protests in the Mexican border city of Tijuana.

Hundreds of Tijuana residents took to the streets on Sunday telling the migrants to go home.

Protestors marched, chanted and confronted riot police.

Residents called the thousands of U.S. bound migrants invaders.

Some accused them of causing trouble and violating Mexican laws.

Tijuana’s mayor said he expected as many as 10,000 migrants to arrive and try to apply for asylum at the border.

Thousands of migrants who arrived in Tijuana have filled shelters and some have even ended up sleeping on the streets.

They say they plan to wait there to apply for political asylum in the U.S. which could take months.