As we have been following for over a month now, Central Americans in a caravan of asylum seekers that traveled through Mexico with immunity in order to get to the border with San Diego are receiving final information before they turn themselves in to U.S. authorities. The caravan organizers gave the migrants a final briefing Sunday that was closed to the media before they head to the nation’s busiest border crossing to seek asylum.
Border patrol agents released a statement yesterday confirming that several groups associated with the caravan have been illegally climbing a scrap metal border fence. The statement also warned anyone with the caravan to “think before you act.” The Secretary of Homeland Security added in a statement earlier this week that anyone seeking asylum “may be detained while their claims are adjudicated.”
Protesters in the area say the migrants are taking advantage of lax U.S. immigration laws. A group called San Diegans for Secure Borders plans to protest at Friendship Park while they make clear migrants are unwelcome and that their claims for asylum are false.
Although President Donald Trump has been tracking the caravan, calling it a threat to the U.S, it’s starting to look like not much will be able to be done to stop them because these people are seeking asylum from whatever they feel their nation has wronged them on. They will then be given a court date where they will most certainly never show up. In turn, we will have to house them, give them money, and educate them so they can later fly the flag of their native nations they love so much but which didn’t give a crap about them to begin with so they had to flee for whatever reason. That’s the way it works here.
Watch the illegals climb the fence.
Footage TODAY of Central Americans from the Caravan reaching the San Diego border “wall”. The migrants are climbing the fence and cheering “Gracias, México!”The disrespect for our borders, and for our country, is beyond belief. This is an attempt at invasion. #StopTheCaravan RT pic.twitter.com/XUIKoWI66a
— Lauren Rose (@LaurenRoseUltra) April 29, 2018
People scale border fence in Tijuana as migrant caravan prepares to seek asylum in U.S. https://t.co/usIX6vNlW3 pic.twitter.com/Vas2CdwcTw— #NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) April 29, 2018
#BREAKING The Migrant Caravan is preparing to breach our border!Look to our defenses President Trump!!!! #StopTheCaravan pic.twitter.com/2iiI6ESeN6
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) April 29, 2018
IXTEPEC, Mexico/EDINBURG, Texas (Reuters) – In some of the Mexican towns playing host to a “caravan” of more than 1,200 Central American migrants heading to the U.S. border, the welcome mat has been rolled out despite President Donald Trump’s call for Mexican authorities to stop them.
Local officials have offered lodging in town squares and empty warehouses or arranged transport for the migrants, participants in a journey organized by the immigrant advocacy group Pueblo Sin Fronteras. The officials have conscripted buses, cars, ambulances and police trucks. But the help may not be entirely altruistic.
“The authorities want us to leave their cities,” said Rodrigo Abeja, an organizer from Pueblo Sin Fronteras. “They’ve been helping us, in part to speed the massive group out of their jurisdictions.”
At some point this spring, the caravan’s 2,000-mile (3,200-km) journey that began at Tapachula near the Guatemalan border on March 25 will end at the U.S. border, where some of its members will apply for asylum, while others will attempt to sneak into the United States.
Abeja said there was a lot of pressure from authorities to stop the caravan “because of Donald Trump’s reaction.” The Mexican government issued a statement late on Monday saying it was committed to “legal and orderly” migration.