The San Diego Union Tribune has reported that a group of 100 migrants “marched” to the US Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday and requested they either be allowed to enter the US or else, be paid $50,000 per person to go home. The group’s organizer, Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa, said they arrived at that amount as a group, and “It may seem like a lot of money to you, but it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”
Ulloa added “Getting $50,000 for each of the caravan members, might allow them to go back home and start a small business.
The group issued a letter attacking the US for intervention in Central America. The letter gives “the U.S. Consulate 72 hours to respond. They said they had not decided what to do if their demands were not met.”
Ulloa has been living outside of Honduras since 1987 when “he claims he was falsely accused of attacking a Chinese restaurant” there.
The Consulate received a second letter on Tuesday from a separate group of migrants asking “the U.S. to speed up the asylum process. Specifically, the group asked U.S. immigration officials to admit up to 300 asylum seekers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry each day. The group of migrants say the slow pace violates American and international laws that call for an immediate process, and places vulnerable migrants at risk.” The letter said:
In the meantime, families, women and children who have fled our countries continue to suffer and the civil society of Tijuana continue to be forces to confront this humanitarian crisis, a refugee crisis caused in great part by decades of U.S. intervention in Central America.
One migrant said: “A lot of people are leaving because there is no solution here. We thought they would let us in. But Trump sent the military instead of social workers.”
He did exactly what he said he was going to do. There was no surprise here.
As America has remained focused on migrant groups at the San Ysidro checkpoint, separate, smaller groups continue to enter the US illegally from alternate points along the border. Breitbart News’ Border/Cartel Chronicles Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby and journalist Ildefonso Ortiz recently traveled to southwestern Texas to observe one such checkpoint where migrants cross into the US regularly from Reynoso, Mexico. (Scroll down for their video.)
Darby claims that over 1,100 migrants enter the US every day at this checkpoint and they are “currently able to exploit loopholes in U.S. immigration and human trafficking laws by attempting to claim asylum.”
In the Rio Grande Valley Sector alone, 41,470 crossed the border during the first two months of Fiscal Year 2019, which began on October 1. Of those, more than 30,000 were family units and nearly 8,000 were unaccompanied minors, according to the November Southwest Border Migration Report published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The largest number of these family units and unaccompanied minors came to the U.S. from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Prior to arrival at the border, these people must pay Gulf Cartel fees ranging from $5K to $10K per person.
President Trump is right to stand firm on the need for a wall. Considering the current fiscal year government budget is $4.4 trillion, the government can easily absorb $5 billion to build a border wall. Given the number of migrants who cross the border illegally every day, I would argue that we can’t afford not to build a wall. This must be made a priority.
Build the Wall! MAGA!