On Friday at the Guatemalan border, Mexican authorities said a group of about 350 migrants broke the locks on a gate. They then swarmed into southern Mexico to join a larger group of approximately 2,000 migrants trying to make their way toward the United States. But not until after they attacked the Mexican police and ransacked a building.
Earlier this week, a group of Cuban and African migrants staged a riot at a Tapachula immigration station in an attempt to prevent authorities from deporting them, according to several Mexican media outlets. They reportedly ransacked the building and set several documents on fire before authorities regained control. A preview of coming attractions for us.
Most of these illegal immigrants are from Central America. A similar confrontation occurred on the same border bridge between Mexico and Guatemala last year. The illegal immigrants were described as acting in a ‘hostile’ and ‘aggressive’ way and they are accused of also attacking local police in Metapa, a Mexican village that lies between the border and the nearby city of Tapachula.
The mob of 350 migrants pushed past police guarding the bridge and joined a larger group of about 2,000 migrants who are walking toward Tapachula in the latest caravan to enter Mexico. These caravans are not only getting larger… they are also getting more and more violent. Don’t believe the media when they play it up as poor families just running from violence. We are way past that meme.
One woman named Claudia Jaqueline Sandoval, 43, from El Progreso, Honduras, was walking toward Tapachula with her 6-year-old daughter. Another son and daughter are already in the United States. She’s HIV positive. “I have been HIV positive for 16 years,” said Sandoval, but her reason for going north was not just medical treatment. “It has been two years since I heard from my son” in the United States, and money is scarce, she said. They want the freebies in the US and more.
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From The Daily Mail:
“There are already several groups of migrants in the southern border state of Chiapas who have expressed frustration at Mexico’s policy of slowing or stopping the process of handing out humanitarian and exit visas at the border.
“A group of several hundred Cuban, African and Central-American migrants have been waiting at the immigration offices in Tapachula for documents that would allow them to travel to the US border, where most plan to request asylum.
“Some members of that group have scuffled with immigration authorities and broken windows at the offices in recent days, accusing officials of making them wait too long for papers.
“And another group of an estimated 2,500 Central American and Cuban migrants have been stuck for at least a week further west in the Chiapas town of Mapastepec, also waiting for papers.”
I might remind everyone that the Cubans are communists and I have no idea why Africans are trying to enter the US illegally. That gives me the willies terrorism-wise. I would also bet that there are Russians in the mix for good measure. Russia, China, Cuba, and Iran are hoping for a war over Venezuela to give them an excuse to engage the US.
Tensions are escalating on the border and this whole thing is a ticking time bomb now. Violence, confrontation, and possibly war are all coming.