First Wave of Migrant Caravan Arrives at US-Mexico Border
Thousands more on the way
The first wave of the massive migrant caravan arrived in Tijuana at the US-Mexico border Tuesday morning. Some 350 people rolled up in busses with at least 5,000 more on the way.
From the Desert Sun:
The first large wave of the migrant caravan arrived in Tijuana early Tuesday morning. About 350 migrants, mostly from Central America, rolled into the border city on nine buses. Some hung out of bus windows and cheered; at least one Honduran flag fluttered outside a window.
The migrants are reaching their final destination in Mexico amid inflamed tensions on both sides of the California-Mexico border. At the El Chaparral port of entry earlier Tuesday morning, people who have been waiting weeks to claim asylum said many migrant shelters along the border are at capacity. They expressed concern that the caravan would jeopardize their chances of entering the United States.
Meanwhile, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing some northbound vehicle lanes at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings to prepare for the arrival of “thousands of people migrating in a caravan” toward the border. The agency said Department of Defense personnel were installing concertina wire and erecting barriers, barricades and fencing.
The migrants left San Pedro Sula, Honduras about a month ago, fleeing poverty, gang violence and lawlessness. The group — which at its peak included some 7,000 people according to estimates by United Nations officials — has trekked through heat and hitched harrowing rides on the sides of trucks and tractor trailers. By the time the caravan reached Mexico City in early November, the caravan had shrunk to about 5,000. The group rested in a stadium in Mexico’s capital before leaving late last week to finish the journey to Tijuana.
The group that arrived Tuesday morning follows a smaller contingent of about 85 migrants, most members of the LGBT community, that peeled off from the caravan and arrived in an upscale Tijuana neighborhood on Sunday night. They were confronted by residents, who said they opposed the migrants’ presence in the area, according to local news reports.
Last week, the President and CNN’s Jim Acosta got into a heated spat over the migrant caravan, the spat that ultimately led to the White House revoking Acosta’s press pass. Trump and Acosta sparred over the use of “invasion” to describe the caravan. “They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away. That’s not an invasion,” Acosta insisted.
In anticipation of the massive influx migrants, the Trump administration recently updated the rules governing asylum status. Meant to encourage asylum-seekers to request legal status at a port of entry, those who enter the country illegally and then request asylum status will face an uphill battle having asylum status granted.
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The allied invasion of North Africa flew directly from the UK, hundreds and hundreds of miles away. So I guess it wasn’t an invasion.
Isn’t that what you were claiming a few days ago – that this didn’t fit the definition of an “invasion”?
It may not, but not because of how far away it is.
So take a look at this and then decide if the USA needs to take in all these illegal immigrants….
They’re marching toward the U.S. with the stated intention of crossing our border, by whatever means necessary, they’re waving foreign flags, they’ve assaulted border guards and trampled border gates in Guatemala and Mexico, the Mexican government has described them as “very violent,” and they’ve been found to have bombs and bomb-making materials.
But don’t call them invaders!
If they enter out Homeland illegally isn’t it a homeland invasion?
They should be met with violence on a scale they never imagined.
Invaders: meet razor wire.
I prefer something more potent and entertaining than razor wire. How about lead jacketed sodium metal bullets, which produce lots of heat and fireworks upon entry.
I have a feeling that my growing fear that our border with Mexico will soon take on an appearance much like Israel’s border with Gaza is about to become a reality.
You wish. It will resemble all those internal borders of Europe. The entire population of central America will become
paper Americans and that’s that. All you who think we have magic dirt can now test your theory good and hard
I’ve had it with the Democrats! They can’t win elections without illegals voting; they are perfectly willing for ILLEGALS to overwhelm our schools, our emergency rooms, our welfare system, etc. If I were a low income African-American, I’d be incensed, since they are the ones who suffer the most from this invasion of illegals!
All of us do. I served 4 years in the military and have paid taxes all of my life and now the democrats are OK with some illegal canceling my vote.
They are playing with fire.
many blacks see Hispanics as allies, but the truth is that Hispanics will end up ruling the roost and if they get control of America blacks will still be a minority. I very much doubt that Hispanics will be willing to continue all those affirmative handouts, and blacks will rue the day they supported Hispanics or Muslims.
Hard to feel too sorry for American blacks, since they’re the ones who are reducing their own political and societal clout by murdering their own children.
Three weeks ago I was listening to the local news/talk radio folks saying the caravan wouldn’t be a campaign/election issue because they were two months away. The math worked out to: 1,000 miles away, averaging 15-20 miles per day on foot.
I said to myself: They’re being helped by anonymous donors and will soon be given transportation. They’ll be here in two weeks, three tops.
God, I hate being right.
I can think of lots of potential threats represented by thousands of unvetted, illiterate and impoverished coming into my community. Public health threats abound, as do the public safety threats. There would be no easier way for terrorists to cross the border than with a refugee child in arms. The same goes for MS13 and Mexican gang members who would easily link up with others already here. Cap it all by the never ending line of caravans that would form up in rapid order if this bunch were let through, and you have a bone fide “threat.” ????
those who enter the country illegally and then request asylum status will face an uphill battle having asylum status granted.
Any person seeking “asylum” status should face an uphill battle. It’s not something to be thrown about freely.
But an illegal should face no battle at all; any such request should be denied automatically and in perpetuity. Otherwise the United States simply becomes a criminal haven.
A fair warning to President Trump: now is not the time to go wobbly.
Enrich their welcoming experience with ample addition of mercaptan.
Wait! 350 people is the first “WAVE”? Hahahahhahahha.. You can see that many people straddling the border in one section any hour of the day.
And what’s this about the 5000 more on the way??? I heard the buses failed to show. So we have 4 buses!
We could drop 350 off in front of Hillary’s house in Foxhall!
Again….educate yourself and then speak.
You are missing my point! My point is NOT that we should allow them in. My point is that we are being 100% bamboozled by the press. Why?
On Nov 10th, USA Today reported that 5000 migrants were in Mexico City waiting for promised buses that never showed up. The organizers left 5000 THOUSAND OF MIGRANTS stranded. And when they asked where the promised buses were, they said, oh, maybe the UN will send some.
I ask you. Have you seen even ONE picture of the mass migration taken AFTER the election? Instead they used deceptive wording. 350 people is no wave. Where are the rest of them? “On the way”, they tell us. Where??? 10,00 people don’t just disappear into the scenery.
I’m saying that you are missing the real story! Our loving liberal friends told us that these people were desperately fleeing horror and violence and could not go home. But they just dumped them like garbage in Mexico City after the election. Tough luck, suckers, we don’t need you anymore.
The hypocrisy is as massive as the crowds of hopefuls were prior to the election.
Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe this military style movement of people continues. But I have not seen any evidence of it, and USA Today was quick to disappear down the memory hole their story about the 5000 waiting for buses that never showed up. Has anyone seen any evidence that the 5000 stranded without buses continued on?
“The group that arrived Tuesday morning follows a smaller contingent of about 85 migrants, most members of the LGBT community, that peeled off from the caravan and arrived in an upscale Tijuana neighborhood on Sunday night.”
So, if I were to write this story, it would sound like this: Tens of thousands of desperate but hopeful migrants were ditched by organizers who abandoned the project once the US election was over. Their whereabouts are unknown, despite their massive numbers.
An LGBT group of 85 managed to secure buses and locate beds in an upscale neighborhood in Tijuana.
Only four more buses, that just happened by photographers as the occupants cheered and waved flags out the windows, have been seen at this point in time. As for the other 10,000+ people, well, no one knows what happened to them, and apparently no one in the media cares. All of those moms with children, fleeing horrors and violence at home are ….they are…well I’m sure they are okay. No worries.
Those 5000, were just left in the camp when the buses they were promised failed to show up. Most were left high and dry, though those who were young (ie: not moms with children or the old or infirm) were told, you are no longer useful props now that the election is over. Go home. Or something like that.
From USA today:
pa07155655 Members of the caravan of Central American migrants prepare to leave Mexico City and resume their journey to the United States, in Mexico City, Mexico, 10 November 2018. After failing to get the UN to provide free transportation, the thousands of migrants from the caravan of Central Americans camped in Mexico City agreed to prepare to leave the capital on Saturday and resume their march on foot to the United States. Groups of migrants, mostly young, did not comply with this decision and left early in the morning for Queretaro, north of the capital, although most of the approximately 5,000 people in the caravan remained in the camp, following the indications of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the organization that accompanies them. EPA/Sashenka Gutierrez EPA-EFE/SASHENKA GUTIERREZ ORG XMIT: AME1802
Tijuana to Mexico city? That’s the longest possible route to the US (2800km). It only took a few days.
There must be big money behind this
” Some 350 people rolled up in buses with at least 5,000 more on the way.”
That is only about 4 buses – NOT serious money. And 85 LGBT who “peeled off” from the group and found their way into an upscale Tijuana neighborhood…uh huh. Could be. But could also be human trafficking.
As for the other 5000. Don’t be fooled!! They left them in Mexico City once the election was over. Thousands of people waited for buses that NEVER showed up. The story came and went in USA Today.
That’s the real story. Where ARE the 10,000 desperate people??
Why hasn’t the border been closed to everyone
Meanwhile, efforts continue to reinforce the border in Texas.
Time for Trump to nut up or shut up. These barbarian hordes had better not be let in only to disappear until local law enforcement catch them at the scene of a crime. The eyes of the world are on you now Trump. If they get in, your reputation is over.
“A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere — this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week.”
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2012-03-military-unveils-non-lethal-ray-weapon.html#jCp
THIS would be a perfect solution.