Migrant Caravan

spaminator
#301
New migrant caravan sets out from Honduras for U.S. border
Associated Press
Published:
January 15, 2019
Updated:
January 15, 2019 2:04 PM EST
Honduran migrants, part of the second caravan to the United States, leave San Pedro Sula, 180 km north of Tegucigalpa, on January 14, 2019. - President Donald Trump is threatening to declare a national emergency as he pressures Congress for money to build a wall on the US-Mexican border to stem a surge in illegal immigrants. Many migrants -who arrive as families or unaccompanied children, hoping to gain a foothold in the country- when caught, most are processed by the authorities, then released pending a court date, and authorities say they are mostly never seen again as they meld into US society. (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP)
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Hundreds of Hondurans trekked out of a violent northern city Tuesday, part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States or Mexico, following in the path of another group last year that U.S. President Donald Trump turned into a hot political issue during the U.S. midterm elections.
The first groups of migrants left San Pedro Sula’s bus station Monday night, with many women and children boarding buses bound for the Guatemalan border while others started walking and hitchhiking under a steady rain.
Others departed Tuesday morning trying to catch up. Some pushed toddlers in strollers or walked holding older children’s hands. More people continued to arrive at the bus station, making it likely the caravan’s numbers could grow.
Honduran media reported that the country’s authorities had reinforced the border with Guatemala to make sure everyone had proper documentation. Children must carry passports and written parental authorization to leave the country, and parents could face up to three years in prison if found to be taking a child without the right documents, Security Minister Julian Pacheco was quoted as saying.
Jenny Arguello, a migrant rights’ activist who was with the caravan, said police patrols were not blocking them but were checking IDs.
The latest caravan comes as Trump has been working to convince the American public that there is a “crisis” at the southern border to justify construction of his long-promised border wall. Trump’s demand for billions of dollars to build the wall has resulted in a standoff with Congress that has forced a partial government shutdown.
“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,” Trump tweeted Tuesday, referring to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer.
It’s not the first time Trump has seized on migrant caravans to make a political point. In the lead-up to last fall’s elections, Trump frequently referenced several larger groups that had formed at the time, warning that they posed a national security risk and deploying active-duty troops to the border in anticipation of their arrival. Opponents criticized the move as an abuse of presidential power.
In the last caravan, about 6,000 Central Americans ultimately arrived in the northwestern Mexican city of Tijuana, across from San Diego, an area where there is already extensive border fencing. With U.S. authorities only processing several dozen asylum claims each day, migrants added their names to an already long list and faced months-long wait times.
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Tijuana was woefully unprepared to handle the influx and directed them to a sports complex that turned into an unsanitary field of mud during rains. As the city closed down its inadequate shelter, the federal government rented a former outdoor concert venue and more than 3,000 people slept there at its peak. As of Monday, fewer than 700 remained.
Mexican officials say about 1,300 migrants from the previous caravan have returned to Central America, while the rest remain in Mexico or have crossed into the U.S. Mexico has issued about 2,900 humanitarian visas to members of the earlier caravan, though it’s unclear how many are still in the country.
Migrants fleeing Central America’s Northern Triangle region comprising Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala routinely cite poverty and rampant gang violence as their motivation for leaving.
Bartolo Fuentes, a migrant advocate accompanying the new caravan, said Tuesday that migration from Honduras will not stop until those chronic problems are resolved.
“People leave every day,” he said. “Every day 300, 400 people go. The caravan has been like a constant river of people to Mexico, to the United States. What happens is it wasn’t visible.”
Caravans have been regular occurrences over the years but went largely unnoticed — until Trump began seizing on them for political purposes.
Migrants see caravans as offering safety in numbers along the northward route where dangers are many and varied. They’re also a relatively cheap option for those who do not have thousands of dollars to pay a smuggler.
“In a caravan or alone, the people are going to continue going because they can’t take what is happening in Honduras,” Fuentes said.
One Honduran woman said she decided to leave with her 9-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son after the girl was raped so badly she suffered medical problems. “It’s not possible to live in Honduras anymore,” said the woman, who refused to give her name because of safety concerns.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/new...for-u-s-border
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
+1
#302
Pavlich Digs Up Video of Democrat Saying Proposed Wall Should Be Bigger

Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich shared video on Thursday of Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin — a harsh critic of President Donald Trump’s efforts to build a border wall — complaining in 2006 because border fencing legislation that year did not cover enough of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Secure Fence Act of 2006 enjoyed strong bipartisan support, passing the House of Representatives on a 238-138 vote and the Senate 80-19.

Sixty-four House and 25 Senate Democrats voted for the measure, including Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Barack Obama of Illinois, Joe Biden of Delaware and Dianne Feinstein of California.
https://www.westernjournal.com/pavli...westernjournal

Well, I can see why they hate populism.
 
Hoid
#303
Clearly the democrats have a strong record on border security.
 
MHz
#304
You find some of the mass graves??
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+1
#305
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#306
‘They’re playing with our lives’ say the first migrants returned under new Mexico policy

Open borders organizers forgot to tell their pawns that they have to stay in Mexico during the review process
 
EagleSmack
+1
#307
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

‘They’re playing with our lives’ say the first migrants returned under new Mexico policy

Open borders organizers forgot to tell their pawns that they have to stay in Mexico during the review process


Liberals always sacrifice their pawns.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#308
25 MS-13 gang members deported from migrant caravan in Mexico, officials say
 
EagleSmack
+1
#309
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

25 MS-13 gang members deported from migrant caravan in Mexico, officials say


They're just looking for a new start.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#310
Better economic opportunity for their family
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#311
Trump 'giving strong considerations' to releasing ICE detainees 'in sanctuary cities only'

'A new level of inhumanity': Democrats denounce White House idea to release migrants in sanctuary cities

Quote:

WASHINGTON – The revelation late Thursday that the White House tried multiple times to pressure immigration authorities into releasing migrants on the streets of sanctuary cities did not go over well with Democrats, who denounced the Trump administration as cruel.
The plan, reported by the Washington Post, was concocted to retaliate against Democrats and target sanctuary cities in liberal strongholds. It didn't come to fruition after pushback from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Post reported. ICE rejected the idea after at first thinking it was a joke, the Post reported.
Members of Congress and immigration advocates called the idea inhumane and called for those within President Donald Trump's administration to be held accountable.
"This reporting exposes yet a new level of inhumanity in this Administration," Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, wrote on Twitter. "Those who pursued this disgusting policy are beneath the dignity of the offices they hold and must be held to account."
More: A multimillion-dollar question: What's a 'sanctuary city?'
The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the proposal. In a statement to the Post, the White House said, "This was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion." The Post reported that the proposal sought to ease the bed shortage at immigration detention centers while also retaliating against sanctuary cities and "send a message to Democrats."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district was specifically targeted, according to the Post, noting that the White House wanted to transport migrants into her congressional district in San Francisco.
Ashley Etienne, a spokeswoman for Pelosi, called the proposal "despicable."
"The extent of this Administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated," Etienne said in a statement. "Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal."
Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., agreed.
"Immigrants are people. Not pawns to deploy in the President's petty political fights," Quigley said on Twitter. "@realDonaldTrump’s cruelty knows no limits."
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, who is running for president in 2020, reacted to the news live on CNN during a town hall on Thursday night.
"The cruelty of this administration never seems to end," Castro said, noting the list of Trump's immigration policies that have been criticized or challenged in court. "These folks want us to choose cruelty as a weapon against these people and against political opponents."
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano called the proposal "so sick and twisted." Other activists chimed in, also denouncing the idea.
"Trump is failing and flailing at the border, so he’s looking to blame Democrats with a desperate and cynical ploy. Despicable," said Frank Sharry, president of America’s Voice, a progressive group that advocates for immigration-system reform. "This is what you’d expect from an out-of-control 12-year-old bully, not a president of the United States."

Hahahaha this is phucking hilarious, where else would they be the safest in the US but in sanctuary cities, what a great idea
 
Tecumsehsbones
#312
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Hahahaha this is phucking hilarious, where else would they be the safest in the US but in sanctuary cities, what a great idea

Yes, "owning the libs" has now become the policy of the richest, most powerful country on earth.

Maybe we'll decide to "own the socialist Canadians" next.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#313
We have our own problems even with you guys owning most of our shit Lol
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#314
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Yes, "owning the libs" has now become the policy of the richest, most powerful country on earth.
Maybe we'll decide to "own the socialist Canadians" next.

You can buy as many of them as you want but you won't get a lick of work out of them.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#315
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

We have our own problems even with you guys owning most of our shit Lol

Jenny A. Durkan, a Democrat, is mayor of Seattle.

Here’s a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees. In fact, we have always welcomed people who have faced tremendous hardships around the world. Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle’s heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future.

What does scare us? A president and federal government that would seek to weaponize a law enforcement agency to punish perceived political enemies. A would-be despot who thinks the rule of law does not apply to him.

On Friday, Trump took to Twitter to confirm a Post report that the White House wants to place detained immigrants in so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democrats.

In doing so, he trotted out his favorite playbook: He is demonizing immigrants and refugees to incite fear and to distract the American public from his own failures. Despite his party having control of the whole federal government for two years, Trump has utterly failed to fix our immigration system, to provide real opportunity for middle America or to improve the lives of the Americans in the places that supported him.

It’s clear he hates the fact that the very cities he scorns are engines of innovation, opportunity and economic power. But we will not be deterred. The president’s threats won’t intimidate me as a mayor of a city with an open door, as a former federal prosecutor or as the granddaughter of a teenager who fled a war-torn, starving and impoverished country only to be welcomed in America.

This president believes that immigrants and refugees burden our country and burden cities like ours. But he could not be more wrong.

In Seattle, we know that our immigrant and refugee communities make our city a stronger, more vibrant place. Our immigrant neighbors make up more than 18 percent of our population, and 21 percent of our population speaks a language other than English at home. They create businesses and jobs. They create art and culture. They help teach our kids, serve in law enforcement and the military, and lead our places of faith.

Our immigrant and refugee neighbors have helped Seattle become the fastest-growing big city in the country and become home to some of the world’s most iconic companies. And we know that today’s immigrants are tomorrow’s U.S. citizens who should have the chance to contribute to the economic, cultural and civic life of Seattle — and our nation.

Contrary to what this president thinks, in Seattle, we have strong American values of inclusiveness and opportunity. Instead of threatening immigrant families and the cities that welcome them, this president should spend a little bit more time trying to learn from us.

In Seattle, we have started to provide tuition-free college for our public high school graduates, regardless of a young person’s immigration status. We’re expanding internship and apprenticeship opportunities to connect all our young people with the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re working to help tens of thousands of legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens as part of the New Citizen Campaign and our other citizenship programs. Our Ready to Work program connects people with case managers and English language education to help our immigrant and refugee neighbors gain the skills necessary to enter our booming jobs market.

We will not allow a president who continues to threaten our shared values of inclusion, opportunity and diversity to jeopardize the health and safety of our communities. That’s why, shortly after taking office, I issued a mayoral directive strengthening Seattle’s “Welcoming City” laws that make clear that our city will not ask about — or improperly divulge information about — a resident’s immigration status. And our police officers will continue to focus on local law enforcement — not serve as federal immigration enforcement officials. This is what the president means when he uses the term “sanctuary city.”

Our city has already taken on this president and won. When Trump and the Justice Department threatened to withhold federal funding over our policies, we beat him in court. When he announced his cruel plan to separate children and families, Democratic mayors stood up to say we are better than this as a country.

So if this president wants to send immigrants and refugees to Seattle and other welcoming cities, let me be clear: We will do what we have always done, and we will be stronger for it. And it will only strengthen our commitment to fighting for the dignity of every person. We will not allow any administration to use the power of America to destroy the promise of America.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...=.f42834459aeb

You can't even see that you're the one getting owned, you poor, dumb, terrified twat.

Enjoy your fear and hate. Your anger and cruelty.

You certainly have no intelligence, honor, courage, or decency to enjoy, so you might as well.
 
Kreskin
#316
The only difference between Trump and Hitler is Trump hasn't begun killing them, yet. The only difference between Trump fans and Hitler Youth is... very little.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#317
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

The only difference between Trump and Hitler is Trump hasn't begun killing them, yet. The only difference between Trump fans and Hitler Youth is... very little.

Hitler Youth kept themselves clean and studied. That's the difference.
 
Kreskin
#318
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Hitler Youth kept themselves clean and studied. That's the difference.

Good point.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#319
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Jenny A. Durkan, a Democrat, is mayor of Seattle.

Here’s a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees. In fact, we have always welcomed people who have faced tremendous hardships around the world. Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle’s heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future.

What does scare us? A president and federal government that would seek to weaponize a law enforcement agency to punish perceived political enemies. A would-be despot who thinks the rule of law does not apply to him.

On Friday, Trump took to Twitter to confirm a Post report that the White House wants to place detained immigrants in so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democrats.

In doing so, he trotted out his favorite playbook: He is demonizing immigrants and refugees to incite fear and to distract the American public from his own failures. Despite his party having control of the whole federal government for two years, Trump has utterly failed to fix our immigration system, to provide real opportunity for middle America or to improve the lives of the Americans in the places that supported him.

It’s clear he hates the fact that the very cities he scorns are engines of innovation, opportunity and economic power. But we will not be deterred. The president’s threats won’t intimidate me as a mayor of a city with an open door, as a former federal prosecutor or as the granddaughter of a teenager who fled a war-torn, starving and impoverished country only to be welcomed in America.

This president believes that immigrants and refugees burden our country and burden cities like ours. But he could not be more wrong.

In Seattle, we know that our immigrant and refugee communities make our city a stronger, more vibrant place. Our immigrant neighbors make up more than 18 percent of our population, and 21 percent of our population speaks a language other than English at home. They create businesses and jobs. They create art and culture. They help teach our kids, serve in law enforcement and the military, and lead our places of faith.

Our immigrant and refugee neighbors have helped Seattle become the fastest-growing big city in the country and become home to some of the world’s most iconic companies. And we know that today’s immigrants are tomorrow’s U.S. citizens who should have the chance to contribute to the economic, cultural and civic life of Seattle — and our nation.

Contrary to what this president thinks, in Seattle, we have strong American values of inclusiveness and opportunity. Instead of threatening immigrant families and the cities that welcome them, this president should spend a little bit more time trying to learn from us.

In Seattle, we have started to provide tuition-free college for our public high school graduates, regardless of a young person’s immigration status. We’re expanding internship and apprenticeship opportunities to connect all our young people with the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re working to help tens of thousands of legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens as part of the New Citizen Campaign and our other citizenship programs. Our Ready to Work program connects people with case managers and English language education to help our immigrant and refugee neighbors gain the skills necessary to enter our booming jobs market.

We will not allow a president who continues to threaten our shared values of inclusion, opportunity and diversity to jeopardize the health and safety of our communities. That’s why, shortly after taking office, I issued a mayoral directive strengthening Seattle’s “Welcoming City” laws that make clear that our city will not ask about — or improperly divulge information about — a resident’s immigration status. And our police officers will continue to focus on local law enforcement — not serve as federal immigration enforcement officials. This is what the president means when he uses the term “sanctuary city.”

Our city has already taken on this president and won. When Trump and the Justice Department threatened to withhold federal funding over our policies, we beat him in court. When he announced his cruel plan to separate children and families, Democratic mayors stood up to say we are better than this as a country.

So if this president wants to send immigrants and refugees to Seattle and other welcoming cities, let me be clear: We will do what we have always done, and we will be stronger for it. And it will only strengthen our commitment to fighting for the dignity of every person. We will not allow any administration to use the power of America to destroy the promise of America.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...=.f42834459aeb

You can't even see that you're the one getting owned, you poor, dumb, terrified twat.

Enjoy your fear and hate. Your anger and cruelty.

You certainly have no intelligence, honor, courage, or decency to enjoy, so you might as well.

Well you had better come on out and see if this shining star is all it is made out to be .
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#320
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Hitler Youth kept themselves clean and studied. That's the difference.

Lol , studied . I wonder if he understood?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#321
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Jenny A. Durkan, a Democrat, is mayor of Seattle.
Here’s a message to President
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...=.f42834459aeb
You can't even see that you're the one getting owned, you poor, dumb, terrified twat.
Enjoy your fear and hate. Your anger and cruelty.
You certainly have no intelligence, honor, courage, or decency to enjoy, so you might as well.

Your not trying to say that the Dems aren't weaponizing the same people are you?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#322
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Lol , studied . I wonder if he understood?

Who, Trump? I doubt it.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#323
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Your not trying to say that the Dems aren't weaponizing the same people are you?

No, not at all.

But it's OK that you didn't understand. Man's gotta know his limitations.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#324
Close the loopholes and no one can use them as pawns
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#325
California hits back as Trump threatens to 'dump' immigrants in 'sanctuary cities'
 
B00Mer
No Party Affiliation
+2
#326
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

California hits back as Trump threatens to 'dump' immigrants in 'sanctuary cities'

Showing the Democrats and Liberals as the Hypocrites they are..
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#327
F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico

Officials said on Saturday that they had arrested the leader of the United Constitutional Patriots, a right-wing militia that had been detaining migrants and turning them over to Border Patrol.



ALBUQUERQUE — The F.B.I. on Saturday arrested the leader of a right-wing militia that was detaining migrant families at gunpoint near the border in southern New Mexico, as the group faced a torrent of criticism for its tactics.
Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias Johnny Horton Jr. Mr. Balderas said in a statement that Mr. Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon.
“This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families,” Mr. Balderas said. “Today’s arrest by the F.B.I. indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes.”


More: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/u...ew-mexico.html


Don't try to weasel out of this one Trumpites. This is a direct result of Trump's raging against immigrants and his inflaming right wing nut jobs with hatred.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#328
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#329
Arizona mayor declares emergency over 'imminent threat' of migrants

(CNN)The mayor of Yuma, Arizona, has declared a state of emergency, saying his city doesn't have the resources to respond as the Border Patrol releases a growing number of migrants from custody.

"There's an imminent threat of having too many migrant releases into our community, and it's above our capacity as a community to sustain," Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls said as he announced the measure Tuesday.
Nicholls told reporters he's looking for a "FEMA-type response" to help his city deal with the influx.
"FEMA shows up at disasters all the time. This isn't a natural disaster, but it is a disaster either way," he said. "Their resources could come in and take care of the situation and would effectively handle that."
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/17/us/yu...ency-migrants/

The invasion continues.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#330
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Well that really illustrates what Hoid is all about with his self hatered of white people.

Not to mention Cliffy's insane hatred of the President.

SAY...Why is superman hugging that little boi?
 

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