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20,000 More Hispanic Hopefuls Border-Bound

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20,000 More Hispanic Hopefuls Border-Bound

20,000 More Hispanic Hopefuls Border-Bound
April 07
10:30 2019

Being hailed by the Mexican government as the “mother of all caravans,” a migrant caravan estimated at 20,000 people is crossing hundreds of miles to get to the Promised Land: the United States of America.

U.S. border patrol and other law enforcement agents are preparing for the onslaught and probable conflicts anticipated at the international border with Mexico. Entry-seekers have banded together from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and other countries.

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It was Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sanchez Cordero, who alerted the rest of the world to the existence of this largest South and Central American mass immigration group to date.

Mexico is already making preparations to deal with the greatly inconvenient number of what we can only call invaders.

In a meeting with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Sanchez Cordero “discussed ways the U.S. and Mexico can work together to address irregular migration and the record levels of illegal entries at the U.S. southern border.”

Mexico has offered humanitarian visas to passing migrants that would let them reside and work in that country for to one year. Although tens of thousands of displaced people have accepted Mexico’s safe-haven option, as many – and perhaps more – refused to dally on their sally to the U.S. border.

On March 27, 2019, Secretary Nielsen tweeted:

“Make no mistake — our border crisis has gone from a national emergency to a near system-wide meltdown. We must be able to secure our borders AND protect vulnerable populations fleeing persecution. But we can’t do this effectively without action to fix our laws.”

Sanchez Cordero said that these migrant caravans are a huge money-maker for drug cartels and other criminal groups. Caravan support services don’t come cheaply and can mount into the thousands of dollars per migrant. This explains why many in the crowd appear well-rested and well-fed, despite weeks of (presumably) grueling hardship.

Some of the people heading north are actually part of human trafficking schemes by organized crime with revenues in the billions of dollars. “Each migrant represents between $2,000 and $6,000 for them,” observed Sanchez.

The Mexican Interior Secretary indicated that border patrols on their southern border will be stepped up with no plans to bring in military troops. Federal Police and Civil Protection agents will staff migration checkpoints on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to stop anyone entering Mexico illegally.

Sanchez explained the reason behind her country’s actions, faced with the recurring hordes of foreigners using Mexico as a thoroughfare to the United States:

“We have to make a response because there cannot continue to be hundreds of thousands of migrants passing through Mexico and arriving at the northern border.”

In addition, the Mexican government plans to stop issuing humanitarian visas. This change in policy stems both from the very high violent crime rates being reported in places where asylum seekers have turned up in overwhelming numbers and to appease U.S. President Donald Trump.

U.S. DHS Secretary Nielsen met with Mexican officials in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to formulate “a first-of-its-kind memorandum of cooperation – or ‘regional compact'” – that “focuses on stemming the migration crisis at its source, including preventing the formation of new migrant caravans that set out to reach the United States.”

Meanwhile, on March 29, President Trump threatened to close the border with Mexico, saying there was a “very good likelihood” that this would happen “if Mexico doesn’t get with it, if Mexico doesn’t stop it.”

Speaking to reporters at his home and winter abode Mar-a-Lago in Florida’s West Palm Beach, Trump said he had directed the U.S. State Department to begin the legal process to stop giving money as foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (known as the Northern Triangle):

“No money goes there anymore. We’re giving them tremendous aid. We stopped payment.”

The State Department promptly issued a statement later that day, confirming the President’s pledge to stop funding the criminals funding the caravans:

“At the secretary’s instruction, we are carrying out the president’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle. We will be engaging Congress as part of this process.”

Past waves of migrants have swamped U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Permanent asylum-processing facilities are out of room, forcing overflowing families into temporary makeshift encampments.

Organizers with the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas, say that the 200-300 migrants they used to help on a daily basis have jumped to 800 a day, creating no vacancies and taxing municipal resources. McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez said:

“It’s staggering. Really, we’ve never seen anything like this before.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan appealed to Congress for legislative solutions to the southern border situation, which he termed at its “breaking point.”

Migrant processing into the U.S. has bogged down because border agents estimate that about 90 percent of all migrants cross the border between legal ports of entry only to surrender to Border Patrol agents in order to start their asylum application process. “The surge numbers are just overwhelming the entire system,” McAleenan said.

In the face of Democratic Congressional opposition GOP President Trump declared a national state of emergency at the border in mid-March.

Leave it the U.S. Commander-in-Chief to bottom-line the migrant crisis for us in his presidential tweet dated March 29:

“The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico has the strongest, & they make more than $100 Billion a year on the U.S. Therefore, CONGRESS MUST CHANGE OUR WEAK IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW, & Mexico must stop illegals from entering the U.S…”

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  1. Jerry
    Jerry April 07, 23:06

    If they hAVE all this supposed moneu why not grab a plane ane fly up rather than a lovely walk? Sounds very fake to me. Who is behind this mess that is telling these people the land of honey is open for busoness?Sounds like an enemy of ours and no one knows? The whole story sounds fake even though the people are real.

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  2. Stan
    Stan April 08, 08:08

    It is way past time to stop rewarding illegal immigration. How can I help?

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