Tag: Honduras

ANOTHER Migrant Caravan Forms, Begins Journey Through Mexico to U.S.

Yet another migrant caravan has formed–this time 2,500 members strong–and is making its way through Mexico to the U.S. border.

Most of the caravan members are from Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Cuba.

AZ Central reports:

The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas on Monday, but police were lined up to keep them moving along a highway outside of the town, and did not let them enter — a contrast to last year, when caravans were allowed to stay in the city center.

The Mexican government abruptly halted its humanitarian visa program which gave the migrants legal status as they traveled through the country to the U.S. border. “That decision led a group of migrants, including many Cubans, to rush immigration offices near the border last week. The immigration agency closed those offices in response to the scuffle,” writes AZ Central.

For the full report, click HERE.

Newest Migrant Caravan Grows to More Than 12,000 Members

The migrant caravan that formed on January 15 in Honduras has now grown from 2,000 to over 12,000 members, according to Breitbart.

The caravan members are entering Mexico daily, forcing the country to expedite the process to approve humanitarian visas to enable migrants to work and travel legally while waiting for their U.S. asylum claims to be processed.

The visa program was established by newly elected Mexican President López Obrador in response to the caravan, however, according to the publication, the visas are “believed to be responsible for the surge in the number of migrants who decided to join the caravan.”

Breitbart reports:

Officials put the new visa policy from President López Obrador in place to deal with caravan migrants as an attempt to prevent them from traveling unaccounted for throughout Mexico. Officials say it will also prevent the caravan members from having to illegally enter Mexico from Guatemala by crossing the Suchiate river….

It is believed that many of the migrants will be able to seek out temporary work while waiting at the U.S. border for asylum requests to be processed. Many are expected to decide to attempt to cross illegally into the United States.

Many original members of this caravan appear to be looking for work, according to Reuters.

Twenty four-year-old caravan member Darwin Perez told the publication, “I’m determined to find a good job in the United States. It’s a difficult road ahead but I hope President Trump’s heart might soften, and that he won’t be so hard and will let us enter.”

Reuters writes, “Other migrants, some traveling with spouses and children, echoed Perez’s dream to find work in the United States.”

Poll: Support for Trump Border Wall Reaches All-Time High

Support for a wall along the southern border has reached an all-time high since Donald Trump announced his plans for one, according to a new ABC and Washington Post poll released on Sunday.

Forty-two percent of Americans support the wall, up from 34 percent one year ago and up from the previous high of 37 percent in 2017.

The Washington Examiner reports, “With 54 percent, the majority of Americans polled still oppose building a border wall. However, that opposition is shrinking, as 63 percent opposed the wall a year ago and the previous low was 60 percent two years ago.”

The survey was released just one day before a new migrant caravan began its journey from Honduras to the United States and just months after the first caravan reached the U.S.-Mexico border.

In November, migrants from the original caravan attempted to storm the U.S. border, prompting U.S. Border Patrol to temporarily close the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Last week, a Politico and Morning Consult poll found that a whopping 79 percent of Americans believe there is either a “crisis” or a “problem” at the U.S. border.

In December alone, U.S. border agents apprehended a record number of family units– 27,518. They were among a total of 60,728 migrants attempting to illegally cross the border last month.

As President Trump pointed out in his address to the nation last week, “In the last two years, I.C.E. Officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings.”

NOTE: This post has been updated to clarify that support for the border wall has reached an all time high since President Trump proposed the construction of one.

New Migrant Caravan Heading to United States

Between 600 and 800 migrants gathered in Honduras yesterday where they formed a caravan and began making their way to the United States.

The caravan left the city of San Pedro Sula in the early morning, and as they walked, according to AP, some migrants were pleading with store owners for food and water for their journey.

Many of the migrants interviewed by Reuters seem to be looking for work. Twenty four-year-old caravan member Darwin Perez told the publication, “I’m determined to find a good job in the United States. It’s a difficult road ahead but I hope President Trump’s heart might soften, and that he won’t be so hard and will let us enter.”

Reuters writes, “Other migrants, some traveling with spouses and children, echoed Perez’s dream to find work in the United States.”

President Trump has responded to the latest caravan on Twitter, writing, “A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras. Tell Nancy and Chuck that a drone flying around will not stop them. Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe! Stop playing political games and end the Shutdown!”

He also wrote that public opinion that there is a border crisis is continuing to rise, tweeting, “Polls are now showing that people are beginning to understand the Humanitarian Crisis and Crime at the Border. Numbers are going up fast, over 50%. Democrats will soon be known as the Party of Crime. Ridiculous that they don’t want Border Security!”

DHS: Over 500 Criminals Traveled within Caravan at U.S. Border

Department of Homeland Security officials announced today that over 500 criminals are part of the group of migrants stationed just outside the U.S. border, according to Fox News.

In a call with reporters this afternoon, officials said “most of the caravan members are not women and children,” and that a majority of the group is made up of teen and adult males. The women and children–they claimed–were strategically placed at the front of the line to gain sympathetic media coverage.

When asked if the migrants will stay on the Mexican side of the border while they wait for their asylum claims to be reviewed, one official responded, “All legal options are on the table and we have been negotiating with all our partners in central America with ways to deal with the caravan.”

In October, Fox News interviewed a caravan member who told them there were criminals within the group.

“Criminals are everywhere,” the migrant said through an interpreter. “It’s criminals in here. It is. But it is not that many. It is good people here trying to get through Mexico and then get to the United States. It doesn’t mean that everybody is a criminal.”

Fights have broken out between locals in Tijuana and the migrants, with reports of rocks being thrown as well as physical fist fights.

On Sunday, hundreds of locals protested the arrival of the migrants, chanting “Out! Out! Out!” and claiming the arrival of the group was an “invasion.”

Officials said about 6,000 migrants are in Tijuana waiting to be processed, with more migrants on their way.

It will likely take months for asylum claims to be processed by the U.S., with officials averaging 100 claims a day.

 

New Migrant Caravan forms in El Salvador–Headed to U.S.

A group of about 150 Salvadorians set off on a 2,700 mile journey to the U.S. on Sunday.

It is the fourth caravan to head towards the U.S.-Mexico border since the first group from Honduras left on Oct. 13.

The new caravan, as reported by Reuters, was guarded by police as its members made their way to buses set for Guatemala.

The migrants have already created social media and WhatsApp accounts, hoping to capitalize on the attention given to the other caravans.

Meanwhile, in Tijuana, Mexico, authorities opened up a gym and gated sport complex to accommodate thousands of of migrants from earlier caravans after shelters reached their maximum capacities.

About 3,000 migrants have poured into the city–with immigration officials estimating as many as 10,000 could eventually arrive in the border town by the end of the year.

It will likely take months for the migrants’ asylum claims to be processed by the U.S., with officials averaging 100 claims a day.

Fights have broken out between locals and the migrants, with reports of rocks being thrown as well as physical fist fights.

On Sunday, hundreds of Tijuana local protested the arrival of the migrants, chanting “Out! Out! Out!” and claiming the arrival of the group was an “invasion.”

One video shows a local Mexican saying, “Donald Trump was right, this is an invasion! What Donald Trump said was correct: this is an invasion!”

The crowd then chanted, “Get out Hondurans, we do not want you here. Get out Hondurans, we do not want you here.”

President Trump addressed the migrant caravan on Sunday, tweeting that illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border will be detained or turned away.

Ep. 833 Liberalism is Eating Itself Alive

In this episode I address the liberal implosion in this critical, pre-election period. The liberal obsession with political correctness is destroying their message from within. I also discuss troubling new information released by the FBI about the operation to take down the Trump team. Finally, I address the caravan approaching our Southern Border.

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