by Ruby Henley
I think all Americans need to be on the alert – take this caravan of migrants marching to the United States through Mexico as a warning. Prepare for emergencies if you live in the area of the border. President Trump has made a statement that does alarm me:
On Monday, President Trump stated that “caravans” of migrants from Central America are threatening to enter the US via Mexico and demanding: “Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!”
“Mexico has the absolute power not to let these large ‘Caravans’ of people enter their country,” the President tweeted. “They must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws.”
“Congress must immediately pass Border Legislation, use Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People. Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!”
This is serious, and we have to prepare as Americans. I am not saying that these migrants are not to be pitied, as they should be. However, Americans are to be pitied, also. How much more can this Country take? WE simply do not have the resources to take care of all of these people. Mexico is almost declaring war on the US, as Trump says their border laws work, ours do not.
A reporter from BuzzFeed has been with them. He reports the following:
“For five days now,” Adolfo Flores reported on Friday, “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.”
The “nuclear option” would be a reform of Senate rules to allow major legislation to pass with 51 votes rather than the current 60. The Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has shown no sign of acceding to Trump’s repeated demand.
It is difficult to imagine any American, especially a lawmaker cares so little about their own Country!
The following reports: www.bernama.com/en/world/news.php?id=1448838
MAPASTEPEC, Mexico, March 28 (BERNAMA-NNN-EFE) — On foot or trying to hitch a ride, more than 1,000 Central American migrants are crossing Mexico headed for the United States in a caravan that this year has multiplied its number due to the difficult situation in Honduras.
Days of the so-called Migrants’ Way of the Cross, a name given the migration because it coincides with Holy Week, begin early – the migrants set out at 5:00 am to take advantage of the cool hours and avoid the blazing sun.
Seated or lying on blankets on the ground in the town of Mapastepec, the Central Americans rested in the shade after hours of walking, though some were able to travel part of the way in vehicles.
Among the migrants was Donaldo Enrique Romero, whose cap, bearing the picture of an American flag and an eagle, said: ‘The United States is the goal.’
Tired of the threats and the political crisis in his country, which, he said, have raised the cost of living, this Honduran reached the southern Mexican city of Tapachula near the Guatemalan border last January.
In Honduras “I was attacked and they were threatening me – I don’t want to live like that,” he told EFE at a resting place accompanied by his family, and where some 1,200 migrants had assembled to take part in the latest caravan….. “
This is so sad, and Mexico needs to join the US in helping these people. What else can we do? They should be taking equal responsibility with the US, or the United Nations should be stepping in. This is a case in which they are truly needed. The United States cannot handle this alone, nor should we have to.
Violence is not an option here, and we must remain calm but prepare. I don’t think these people have an ounce of violence in them, but they are desperate for help and a place to lay their heads. However, we truly do not know who is behind this invasion, and that is what we have to call it.
The following is being reported by: www.businessinsider.in/Trump-says-Mexico-has-the-absolute-power-to-stop-Caravans-of-migrants-heres-what-hes-missing/articleshow/63584933.cms
In Honduras, as well as neighboring El Salvador and Guatemala, economic weakness, political instability, and rampant violence are all motivating factors. Much of the violence comes from criminal groups like MS-13 that have their roots in US policies during the region’s civil wars in the late 20th century, as well as US immigration policies in the 1990s and 2000s
“There is a broader problem here that goes well beyond Trump and includes the Obama administration. When we hear of Central Americans on the move, we have to think of failed past policies, notably the 2009 coup in Honduras, which worsened political and social conditions there,” Greg Weeks, a professor and Latin America expert at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, wrote on Monday. “We have to think of current support for a fraudulent election there. And no politician ever discusses the effects of 1980s policies on El Salvador.”
In response to a surge of undocumented migrants, many of them unaccompanied minors, arriving at the US southern border in 2014, Mexico enacted Plan Frontera Sur, a border-security and enforcement initiative that quickly led Mexico to surpass the US in the number of Central Americans deported.
From October 2013 to April 2014, the US apprehended 159,103 “other than Mexicans,” which was more than three times the 49,893 Central Americans who Mexico detained over the same period.
Between October 2014 and April 2015, those numbers shifted drastically: Mexico detained 92,889 Central Americans, while the US detained 70,226 “other than Mexican” migrants, many of whom were from the Northern Triangle countries. Many migrants detained by Mexican authorities have faced abuses, but the flow north continues.
Mexico has struggled to deal with the surge. As of mid-2015, the Mexican agency in charge of interviewing migrants applying for refugee status had just three offices throughout the country. The US also supplies aid – more than $300 million a year – to the Mexican government, which bought about $3.5 billion in US arms during the first three years of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s term, which started in December 2012.
Mexico has been a frequent target of Trump’s fusillades against US allies and foes, and Trump has threatened to cut off US aid to its southern neighbor. Such cuts are generally seen as likely to worsen the border-security and immigration situations in Mexico, empowering criminal groups that have moved into the human-smuggling trade.”
I do not agree with the report above, but it comes from a reputable site. These people are trying to escape brutal gangs like MS-13, but that makes me wonder how many of those gang members could sneak in with them. President Trump has tried to rid this Country of these gangs, but now it seems we may be seeing more coming in.
Here is the most important news concerning the group organizing this mass migration. You will not be surprised. hardnoxandfriends.com/2018/04/01/refugee-rush-comes-to-southern-us-border-how-will-we-respond/
“Who exactly is behind this movement? Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders?
Who is this group? A non-profit, Christian-based organization committed to serving immigrants and international residents of the Washington, DC Metro Area. In partnership with Change.org.
Change.org – despite its “.org” domain name and social-concern branding, Change.org, Inc. (Change) is a multimillion dollar for-profit private company by selling advertised petitions on its website, not a nonprofit public charity as many falsely assume. It’s headquarters is San Francisco, California. Change.org figured Obama prominently in its website. May 2013, the company announced a $15 million round of investment led by Omidyar Network (venture capitalist group with offices across the world including Washington, DC and Silicon Valley) and said it has 170 staff members in 18 countries
Organizing for Action – Obama started an activist group for his elections that morphed into Organizing for Action. Organizing for Action succeeds Organizing for America. It is also headquartered in northeast Washington, DC and three locations in Chicago. Politico wrote a piece on this in August 2017 called “Obama’s army takes on Trump.” Interesting that these three seem even remotely tied together.
Omidyar Network – Venture capitalist group with offices across the world including Washington, DC and Silicon Valley. Omidyar Network Fund, Inc. (the “Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) entity incorporated in the State of Delaware. The purpose of the Foundation is to support organizations that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, thereby catalyzing economic and social change. Its capital funds run in the billion dollar range. Their board can be found HERE. The co-founder is an American citizen billionaire of Iranian origin who was the founder of the eBay auction site where he served as chairman from 1998 to 2015. He became a billionaire at the age of 31 with eBay’s 1998 initial public offering.
Omidyar was an Obama supporter. He also contributed a lot to the Clintons. Omidyar’s foundation set up a $200 million Global Innovation Fund in 2014 and established in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Some theories apparently alleged that Omidyar is also a backroom intelligence leaker of Snowdens information. Who knows but what is know is that he is and has been hand in glove with the Clintons and Obamas by proxy I would also think Soros and his backers as well. “
Here is the report from BUZZFEED:
March 30, 2018
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.
About 80% of them are from Honduras. Many said they are fleeing poverty, but also political unrest and violence that followed the swearing in of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández after a highly contested election last year. The group often breaks into chants of “out with JOH.” They also chant “we aren’t immigrants, we’re international workers” and “the people united will never be defeated.”
Not everyone is planning on crossing into the United States undetected. Migrants like Yonis, a Honduran man who declined to use his full name, are hoping to get their families to other parts of Mexico. He was able to legalize his status in Mexico and is hoping to get his wife and seven month old baby to the Mexican state Nuevo León.
Organizers estimate that about two-thirds of people are planing on crossing into the United States undetected or asking for some type of protection like asylum.
Twenty-nine-year-old Mateo Juan said the caravan was his third attempt at getting to the United States. Seven months ago, Mexican immigration officers pulled him off the bus. The same happened about a month ago.
He heard about the caravan in March when he arrived in Tapachula, the caravan’s starting point.
“Going alone is risky. You’re risking an accident, getting jumped by robbers, and even your life,” he told BuzzFeed News. “All of that, and then you don’t get to the United States. The caravan is slower but you know you’re going to get there safely.”
Still, there are no guarantees on the route or assurances that once they reach the US border they’ll be able to cross undetected or be allowed to stay under some type of protection like asylum.
Alex Mensing, another organizer with Pueblos Sin Fronteras, made that point clear to the migrants before the group started out. He also stressed that everyone is responsible for their own food, water, and payment for vans or buses. Still, it’s far cheaper than being assaulted or falling into the hands of unscrupulous smugglers.
“I’m here to work together with the people who had to leave their countries for whatever reason,” Mensing said through a loudspeaker. “We’re fighting together. We’re not here to give anyone papers and we’re not here to give anyone food.”
Mensing said Pueblos Sin Fronteras isn’t calling on people to make the trek, but if they’re going to try to go through Mexico on the way to the United States, the group will help them.
On Tuesday, the caravan had plans to board the freight train known as “the Beast” or sometimes “the Train of Death” in Arriaga to speed the journey north. It’s a dangerous part of the journey, with death and injury only too possible from a precarious perch atop a rail car, and the group practiced boarding, one woman in a purple shirt slowly making her way up a parked train’s ladder while the crowd below cheered her on. On another train car, men wearing backpacks steadily made their way up one by one.
But the train Mujica hoped would move the entire group to Puebla, one of their stops, never came, and in the end the group boarded trucks and school buses to cover the distance to San Pedro Tapanatepec, a town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Moving the entire group took hours, and some of the men, unable to gain a space in the vehicles, walked all night to join the rest of the group. On Friday, Good Friday, the organizers hope to board the Beast at another location.
Mujica said he was left with a sense of disbelief at seeing so many people go through such hardship in search of a better life.
“I can’t imagine my son walking on top of these trains. I can’t imagine hiding my children just to get to a city that’s four hours away,” Mujica said. “These are good people who are suffering as if they were slaves and putting their kids’ lives at risk. But it is what it is.”
March 30, 2018, at 7:44 p.m.
By Friday afternoon, plans to make it to another train stop had fallen through, and the caravan set up camp in Santiago Niltepec, in Mexico’s Oaxaca state. Several of the buildings in the municipality are still cracked and crumbling from an earthquake that struck in February. But migrants took shelter in them anyway as it began to rain. Many of the people were wondering when, or if, they’d be able to board “the Beast” for the journey north.
The following videos are very informative. Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R-Texas) talks in the second video on the Trump administration’s immigration policy. He does make the comment, “Mexico is not our friend.”
We need to pray without ceasing.