South American Caravan Overruns Mexican Barricades


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A brown wave is coming to the United States. On October 13, 2018, 4,000 or more citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras walked out of their countries to escape from violent crime, poverty, and political corruption. Their goal is to reach the Land of Opportunity – the U.S. – and crash through the gates.

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Even before this new surge of desperate South Americans heading north en masse, the U.S. border patrol agents stopped 37,544 undocumented immigrants in August. The following month, that number rose to 41,400.

“Shelters and churches along the border have been flooded as a result of the surge as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been releasing hundreds of migrants from detention at a time.”

The media calls these migrants asylum seekers, and this may be true. The caravan has many families with children – even babies in strollers.

There are two ways to seek asylum in the United States:

  1. Affirmative asylum processing with the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is for people physically present with the national borders. Form I-589  (Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal) is required.
  2. Defensive asylum processing is a request to prevent removal once inside the U.S. or at the border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents routinely direct would-be immigrants without proper legal documents or in violation of their immigrant status, as well as those caught trying to enter illegally, for defensive asylum processing.

President Trump wants to stop the brown tide before it gets here. He threatened to cut foreign aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras and possibly cancel our trade agreements with them. On October 18, Trump tweeted his priorities:

“The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully, Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border.”

On October 19, Trump told reporters that the flood of South Americans “might as well turn back, they’re not coming into this country.”

The same day, Trump and Mexican officials finalized a plan that had been in the works during the past few months on how to deal with the thousands of immigrants heading north.

Basically, the plan calls for Mexico to ask the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to establish shelters along the border between Mexico and Central America.

Yup. That ought to help a lot. (NOT.)

The Mexican UN appeal is driven by a desire to legally “head ’em off at the pass” and redirect traffic away from northern destinations. According to the Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Geronimo Gutierrez:

“That will allow us to have a process by which in our border we will make sure that of serving human rights, respecting international law, if there are legitimate claims to refugee, those can be processed in a very clear way.”

The problem with this sensible plan is just that: it’s sensible and law-abiding. The immigrants are passionate about making it to the U.S. border and will break laws if need be. Anything is better than staying put, apparently.

As proof of their drive and determination, come what may, yesterday, October 20, caravan migrants broke down the Guatemalan border fence and rushed into Mexico.

So much for an orderly crossing and legal paperwork processing.

After being attacked with stones, police equipped with riot shields met a group of the onslaught – more than 3,000 people – on the Mexican side of a border bridge at Tecun Uman in Guatemala. The 50 or so immigrants who were able to get past them were treated to a salvo of pepper spray. The rest of the group fell back into Guatemalan territory.

Mexican police closed the border gates and, through a loudspeaker, instructed the crowd, “We need you to stop the aggression.”

In response, some caravan members jumped off the border bridge into the Suchiate River. Some crossed the river by organizing a rope brigade. Others used rafts used by locals to ferry passengers across.

Meanwhile, Mexican police and immigration agents permitted small groups of ten to thirty asylum seekers who intend to apply for refugee status through the border gates. After filing a claim, a shelter takes them for the night.

But young men too eager to wait pulled on the fence until it came down. At that point, a large crowd of individuals and families rushed over the border into Mexico, regardless of the consequence.

“One way or another, we will pass,” the immigrants had chanted before the fence came down. As Edwin Santos from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, shouted, running with his wife and father into Mexico:

“We are going to the United States!” he shouted. “Nobody is going to stop us!”

Four Mexican police officers were injured in the border confrontation. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the caravan members had used women and children “as shields as they make their way through.”

In the understatement of the year, Pompeo called the play:

“This is an organized effort to come through and violate the sovereignty of Mexico. We’re prepared to do all that we can to support the decisions that Mexico makes about how they’re going to address this very serious and important issue to their country.”

But Pompeo failed to follow through to the logical conclusion of the international incident – that these thousands of border jumpers are heading directly to the United States’ border to force a conflict.

Trump has promised to close the U.S. border if Mexico can’t stop the massive influx of South American immigrants. This drastic action would “disrupt hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings each day.”

Placing the responsibility for the current situation on weak Democratic immigration laws, Trump tweeted:

“I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught — and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!”

Although GOP critics accuse Trump of grand-standing before the U.S. midterm elections with his get-tough talk on illegal immigrants, the President did not organize the caravan. He is simply dealing with the reality that thousands of unhappy South Americans want to bypass international laws and civil rules in order to relocate in a better place.

Trump has always been firmly opposed to harboring illegal immigrants in the country. He has overseen the deportation of many undocumented residents. His position on closing the U.S. border is well within his stated policy of zero tolerance toward unlawful entry.

Mexico’s efforts to control and deflect the north-bound immigrant caravan have dispersed some of them. But expect to see more drama when large groups show up on the doorsteps of the Land of the Free – just in time for the midterms.

The timing of this immigration crisis has made some observers wonder if billionaire radical liberal George Soros is behind the whole thing. Soros is the main contributor to the group Pueblos Sin Frontiers (Villages Without Borders) which has been organizing mass migratory caravans for years.

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    Trump will have 10 to 15 US AirForce C5A Galaxy Starlifter
    (holds 500 plus passengers) aircraft waiting at the southern border for these illegal aliens. Once they arrive, separate them into groups of their countrys origin. Then ship them back to the capital of their country. Saves us taxpayers from paying shelter, food, clothing, and medical.

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      You’re assuming that the home countries will allow our planes in or even want those people back. Would it be better to put them in rubber lifeboats out in the ocean and let them paddle home?

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    The CREEPING CARAVAN OF CRUD CREATURES OOZES ever we have the will to repel this invasion or will we let America be conquered and turned into just another third world dump?

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    Brown wave?!?!?! What the hell? If it was 10,000 lily white Canadians (especially if low skill, low education, some criminals (just like there would be out of 10,000 random U. S. citizens), with possible serious health issues, I’d be just as upset. Really, NO need to say, ‘Brown wave.’ Really low.

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    Genius. They are CENTRAL AMERICANS. South Americans are in venezuela, colombia etc. If you gonna write a hate article, at least knoe what you’re talking about .

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      All of those nations have tougher immigration laws than we ever had under left wing hack politicians, you drone. What hate? It’s all fact. If you think fact is hate you really are a left wing drone. Finally, your inane, pathetic grammar and spelling gives me a frickin’ headache trying to decipher it, grow up.

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    It is utterly ridiculous that they think they can Geronimo Charge our borders. Every country needs order and a due process. I support a situation where ZERO illegal immigrants cross our borders

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    First of all, they are from Central America not South America. Fake news. Second, if Mexico wanted to stop them they would have. Obviously they don’t want to and are encouraging them to continue. Third, there is nothing peaceful about a crowd that throws stones injuring Mexican police. They are anarchists and I side with Trump that our military MUST stop them.

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    Funded by Soros& other groups thus the “drive” to the US, Mexico did offer asylum BUT NO,
    arm up border from now on, standing force, Build the Wall.

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    We all want to help but the charity has to stop at somewhere! Our country has become a dumping ground for citizens of other countries. It is time for the government of these countries to take responsibility for there people!
    America needs a wall plain and simple!

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    These invaders KNOW all about the lucrative welfare system the USA citizens provide so they certainly don’t want to be stuck in Mexico! They KNOW that once they are across our border, they are set for life!

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