New Migrant Caravan Headed Toward US Border: Bigger, Stronger, Better-funded
Get ready for another migrant caravan — this one estimated at 15,000 people — is leaving Honduras in January and headed north. This according to several migrant rights groups, advocates and Spanish-language media. And you can bet it won’t be the last.
“They are even bigger and stronger than the last caravan,” said Irma Garrido, a member of the migrant advocacy group Reactiva Tijuana Foundation. Karen Valladares, who works at the National Forum for Migration in Honduras, said the caravan has even more support and backing than the caravan that recently arrived in Tijuana,
All this while thousands upon thousands of Central American migrants from the last caravan from October remain stranded at the border, suffering in crowded and pathetic conditions in Tijuana shelters while they wait to file asylum requests.
Organizers and Open Borders advocates who helped fund and direct the migrants on the 2,000-mile journey with cash, water, buses, food, legal advice and bullhorns, have all but vanished. Most of the poor and destitute migrants say they have been abandoned by the very folks who encouraged and in most cases, assisted financially and logistically to ensure their arrival. All are unsure where to turn next, some have returned home. Many are sick and dying. Thanks “migrant advocates”…
From The San Diego Tribune:
Garrido said this new, larger caravan will probably be joined by more people in El Salvador and in Guatemala, but she said they don’t plan on coming straight to the Tijuana-San Diego border, where resources are already stretched nearly to a breaking point.
“They will stay in the south of Mexico in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Their aim is to request work there,” she said. Thousands remain stuck in Tijuana, a city with more than 2,000 homicides this year. The question is: Who is responsible for this disaster?
While Democrats and the media are blaming Donald Trump, the truth is anyone who supports open borders or any policy which attracts illegal immigrants or people seeking asylum to travel across Central America and through Mexico are to blame. If it weren’t for the magnet – the idea that once they get here they will be allowed in – there is a good chance they would not come in the first place.
President Trump warned people not to come, but Democrats do everything in their power to make coming to the US by any means, attractive. They talk about children who have shown up to the border sick and died in US custody – but if Democrats would quit resisting the enforcement of US law and fund the wall, those children would be alive today. That’s the truth. They talk about children being separated from their parents, but that was an Obama-era policy which President Trump ended with the stroke of a pen.
Here’s something else you won’t hear on CNN:
Working with President Trump, Mexico and the United States agreed to develop a plan to curb Central American migration. The plan includes a $25-billion investment from Mexico into its southern states over the next five years.
The United States will contribute $4.8 billion to Mexico and $5.8 billion to the Northern Triangle of Central America, which is made up of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Most of the U.S. funding will be allocated from existing aid programs.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pledged visas and work in Mexico for Central American migrants. In his inauguration speech, he pledged public works projects such as planting 2 million trees and construction of his Maya Train, which will link cities in the three Yucatan peninsula states as well as Tabasco and Chiapas.
The $8-billion project is expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the southern states of Mexico…
… Now for Central Americans.
Legal Mexican citizens looking for jobs and higher wages? How does it feel?
From The American Thinker
Let’s thank the person most responsible for this: New York’s Senate minority leader, Charles Schumer, who is willing to countenance a government shutdown over a piddly $5 billion for a border wall. That battle is likely a factor in the current caravan formation: the U.S. government is shut down over the building of a border wall, and it doesn’t particularly look as though any funds for it are going to ensure that it gets built, what with Schumer blocking the matter in the Senate. No wall, easier entry. Or maybe there will be a wall, in which case, you want to slip through as quickly as possible, before the slats go up. Either way, word it out that the time to roll in is now.