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Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:38 AM

Migrant Caravan Masses Near Mexico's Southern Border

Source: WSJ

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala—A caravan of 3,000 Honduran migrants that has drawn the ire of U.S. President Trump began to mass near Guatemala’s border with Mexico, setting up a showdown with Mexican authorities who have vowed to prevent the group from continuing their journey to the U.S.

Tension was palpable in Ciudad Hidalgo, a tiny tropical village in Mexico surrounded by rain forest and banana plantations that borders Tecun Uman in Guatemala, with the two towns separated by a muddy river. Late Thursday, some 300 Mexican federal police officers equipped with antiriot gear were deployed to the border crossing ahead of the caravan’s expected arrival.

On Thursday, the Mexican government asked the United Nations Refugee Agency for help in assisting migrants filing for refugee protection at the border, as Mr. Trump threatened to deploy the U.S. military and close the southern U.S. border with Mexico if it doesn’t stop what he described as an “onslaught” of migrants.






Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/migrant-caravan-masses-near-mexican-border-1539952930



Such convenient timing.

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Reply Migrant Caravan Masses Near Mexico's Southern Border (Original post)
crazytown Oct 2018 OP
Ilsa Oct 2018 #1
crazytown Oct 2018 #2
kimbutgar Oct 2018 #3
LeftInTX Oct 2018 #6
lapfog_1 Oct 2018 #4
Baitball Blogger Oct 2018 #5
oberliner Oct 2018 #10
ChazII Oct 2018 #13
oberliner Oct 2018 #14
They_Live Oct 2018 #7
Scarsdale Oct 2018 #8
oberliner Oct 2018 #12
Baclava Oct 2018 #9
oberliner Oct 2018 #11
Baclava Oct 2018 #15
ripcord Oct 2018 #16
Baclava Oct 2018 #17

Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:41 AM

1. I'm worried this could turn into a very violent situation

with trump's threats to send the military to the border if something doesn't get worked out.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:45 AM

2. Sparking a major diplomatic incident with Mexico

as I posted yesterday. Not to mention closing the border as threatened.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:49 AM

3. These people were told to make this journey now

The repukes are going to use this as an October surprise to turn out their voters in November. Undocumented Immigration has been a big voting incentive for the orange maggot.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 01:47 PM

6. Yep!!!

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:56 AM

4. They are more than 1100 miles from the nearest US border town.

Which means that if Mexico doesn't stop them... they will likely arrive at the US border in about a week or two ( just in time for a "border immigrant crises" to hit the news just days before the midterm election).

I would not be surprised to find that certain right wing groups here have paid for the passage and the creation of this caravan just to highlight the issue for Trump voters.

Not that the refugees aren't fleeing for their lives... they are... but the passage costs money...

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 12:41 PM

5. i think a reporter should investigate to find out how this human tragedy began.

These people aren't carrying any belongings. Something is very strange here. How are they staying fed?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:23 PM

13. Thank you for sharing this link. n/t

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Response to ChazII (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 06:54 AM

14. You're welcome

 

Hearing firsthand from some of these folks is very illuminating.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 02:14 PM

7. BHS mexican caravan

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:23 PM

8. I can sympathize with these

travellers, but where do they expect to live if they get to the US? Where will they work? Do they speak English? Do they think the US can give them housing and jobs? Something must be done to help them I agree, but did they not pass through any towns on their journey, that they could have settled in? Why the US?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:08 PM

12. Why do they want to go to the US?

 

Are you seriously asking this question?

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:18 PM

9. Migrant caravan heading for US clashes with police in Mexico

Thousands of migrants who’ve trekked from Honduras in hopes of making it to the United States broke down a metal gate at the Mexico-Guatemala border Friday afternoon, according to a report. The caravan of migrants rushed toward a border bridge in Mexico just after noon local time — as hundreds of federal police and Guatemalan cops in riot gear stood guard.

The scores of men, women and children waved Honduran flags and chanted, “One way or another, we will pass” and “We are not smugglers, we are immigrants” as they gathered along the muddy Suchiate River.

The group then rushed a border bridge about 150 yards away, with about 50 people pushing their way through as police unleashed pepper spray. Some members of the caravan also threw rocks. “We need you to stop the aggression,” a federal police officer yelled at the crowd from a loudspeaker.

Luis Manuel Lopez Moreno, Mexico’s ambassador to Guatemala, said his country would enforce a policy of “metered entry” and agreed to grant humanitarian and asylum visas to the migrants, the Wall Street Journal reported. Moreno said some 100 migrants a day would be allowed into the country to have their asylum requests reviewed.

The process will allow them to enter Mexico legally until their cases are resolved and let them travel freely about the country. If approved, they’ll be permitted to stay in Mexico permanently.

https://nypost.com/2018/10/19/migrant-caravan-heading-for-us-turns-around-in-mexico/

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Response to Baclava (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:07 PM

11. The NY Post is a RW tabloid

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 10:53 AM

15. wtf? They are all saying the same thing, don't give me that shit

Migrant caravan clashes with Mexican police

Tapachula, Mexico (CNN)Honduran migrants in a massive caravan surged across a bridge leading to Mexico on Friday before they were halted in a chaotic confrontation with a phalanx of Mexican police in riot gear.

Chanting and cheering migrants pushed through or climbed over a steel gate until police threw tear gas and smoke canisters and pushed the migrants back. Video showed coughing and weeping migrants collapsed on the bridge. Several police and an undetermined number of migrants were injured.





https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/19/americas/caravan-mexico-border/index.html

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Response to Baclava (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 05:19 PM

16. So now Trump can defend the country

against violent immigrants? Wonderful.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 09:22 PM

17. I'm sure Mexico will be blamed one way or the other n/t

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