( Daily Mail ) Members of the human caravan that has traveled through Mexico to the American border have started climbing the 18-foot high fence that separates the two countries as they prepare to turn themselves over to US authorities to seek asylum.
More than a dozen asylum seekers climbed the fence separating San Diego and Tijuana under the watchful eyes of US Border Patrol agents on Sunday as people rallied on both sides.
Hundreds of Central American migrants arrived at the US border on Sunday packed into five old school buses to rally before a planned mass attempt to apply for asylum in America.
The migrants, many traveling with children, left a downtown Tijuana shelter earlier on Sunday where they had been staying.
Police with flashing lights escorted the buses to a cross-border rally at a Pacific Ocean beach, with supporters gathering on both sides of security fencing brandishing signs.
About 50 supporters watched on the US side where they were held about 20 yards away.
Asked how he felt as he boarded the bus, Nefi Hernandez of Honduras replied, ‘Nervous.’ He said he intended to seek asylum with his wife and infant daughter, who was born on the journey through Mexico.
- “This is Susana González. She was was part of the caravan from Honduras. She escaped Honduras because of starvation and lack of work. She is the first person of the caravan to be granted Asylum.”
( Squawker ) A Twitter user by the name of Samantha Jacquart shared the story of a woman who fled Honduras and entered our country illegally due to some pretty “rough” circumstances. The post reads:
“This is Susana González. She was was part of the caravan from Honduras. She escaped Honduras because of starvation and lack of work. She is the first person of the caravan to be granted Asylum.”
She then posted a picture of the lucky refuge who was supposedly starving to death in her country.
( Daily Caller ) President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the US military will be used to guard the US-Mexico border.
“We are going to be guarding our border with our military. That’s a big step,” Trump told reporters gathered at the White House. “We cannot have people flowing into our country illegally, disappearing, and by the way never showing up for court.”
The President’s comments appear to take aim at current US policy which requires border agents to catch then release family units who arrive at the border from noncontiguous countries.
He also said he had spoken with Secretary of Defense James Mattis about the use of the military to guard the border.
In recent days, Trump has repeatedly tweeted about a caravan of illegal immigrants making their way from Honduras to the US border via Mexico. The President had threatened to end the NAFTA agreement if the Mexican government did not stop the caravan and to end U.S. aid to Honduras.
THEY ARE COMING! THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL AMERICANS MARCHING TOWARDS THE U.S. BORDER AS TRUMP’S WALL STILL NON-EXISTENT
A caravan of 1,200 migrants (left and right) from Central America are heading on foot through Mexico to the US. The journey will take a month and grows in number as more migrants seek asylum. Around 80 per cent of the massive army of illegal immigrants come from Honduras, fleeing the political unrest and gang violence plaguing the Central American nation. The group walk in 90-degree heat, sleep on the ground of town plazas, and ride on the top of freight trains (inset) in the journey.
- Organizers hope that the sheer size of the crowd will give immigration authorities and criminals pause before trying to stop them. The invading migrants are organized into groups and sub-groups like an army.
…For five days now hundreds of Central Americans — children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras — have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States. Despite their being in Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them.
Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants.
Organizers like Rodrigo Abeja hope that the sheer size of the crowd will give immigration authorities and criminals pause before trying to stop them.
“If we all protect each other we’ll get through this together,” Abeja yelled through a loudspeaker on the morning they left Tapachula, on Mexico’s border with Guatemala, for the nearly monthlong trek.
When they get to the US, they hope American authorities will grant them asylum or, for some, be absent when they attempt to cross the border illegally. More likely is that it will set up an enormous challenge to the Trump administration’s immigration policies and its ability to deal with an organized group of migrants numbering in the hundreds.
The number of people who showed up to travel with the caravan caught organizers by surprise, and has overwhelmed the various towns they’ve stopped in to spend the night. Pueblos Sin Fronteras counted about 1,200 people on the first day…”
HUH! RUSH LIMBAUGH AND I SHARE PERFECT SOLUTION: ‘GRANT ILLEGALS PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP – BUT THEY CAN’T VOTE FOR THE NEXT 25 YEARS’
RUSH LIMBAUGH TO CHRIS WALLACE ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION:
@rushlimbaugh on @FoxNewsSunday : “I would be willing right here to support an effort to grant permanent citizenship to whatever number of illegal immigrants there are in the country, tomorrow, if you will make as part of the deal they can’t vote for 15-25 years.” @FoxNewspic.twitter.com/25hQpkA7aZ
Here’s my 2016 article:
FOR TRUMP: COMMON SENSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SOLUTION- BUILD THE WALL, NO CITIZENSHIP FOR 25-40 YEARS ( MEANS NO VOTING FOR THEM ), AND DEPORT ONLY CRIMINALS
- “If building a wall leads us to having citizenship, then I’m all for it”
( TWJ By Chris White ) Many of the so-called Dreamers worried about their immigration status are starting to reconsider their opposition to a possible wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a report Friday from the San Francisco Chronicle.
President Donald Trump’s wall at the border wouldn’t be so bad, some groups are now saying, so long as it means citizenship for the nearly 700,000 people brought into the country through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“If building a wall leads us to having citizenship, then I’m all for it,” Ana Rodriguez, who works at a daycare center in California, told reporters at the Chronicle. “The U.S. is what I know and that’s where I want to live my life — I want to be a part of it in full.”
Rodriguez and others like her are arguing about accepting a trade-off — giving Trump his wall in exchange for retaining DACA. The Trump administration proposed a bill earlier this month offering citizenship to 1.8 million illegal immigrants in exchange for $25 billion for a border wall.
Activist organizations have also noted that DACA recipients are making recalculations about their opposition. Marissa Montes, co-director of the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic in Los Angeles, noticed in recent weeks that they are sounding more and more likely to back a wall in exchange for citizenship.
“It’s coming from a point of exhaustion — they’ve tried everything,” Montes told reporters. “Their instinct is survival and as human beings, how much longer can they endure this? They’re ping-ponging back and forth.”