Central American caravan hits US for asylum but didn’t get the answer they expected this time

About 50 to 200 members of the Central American caravan that marched through Mexico are seeking asylum in the United States, but border officials told them the port of entry is full.

Alex Mensing helped organize the caravan with the group Pueblos Sin Fronteras (translation: “villages without borders”). Mensing said U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) told him there’s no more room for asylum seekers right now. So the fate of the “asylum seekers” currently hangs in the balance.

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A caravan of poor, unemployed Central Americans are demanding entry to the United States. (screenshot)

Mensing told BuzzFeed: “CBP officials said, ‘We are at capacity. At this time we cannot accept any more asylum-seekers; you can wait on one side.’ So the asylum-seekers are next to the door waiting for whenever it is CBP is capable of receiving asylum-seekers.”

The caravan started off as a throng of 1,200 to 1,500 people, but has since winnowed down after President Trump demanded that Mexico intervene and break up the horde of unemployed refugees.

BuzzFeed claims the number of migrants seeking asylum is about 50, but Fox News says it’s closer to 200 people.

As of April 29, U.S. border officials have not allowed the vagrants to apply for asylum. After all, they are not political refugees because there’s no war going on in Mexico, nor are they targets of religious persecution.

The Central American caravan is demanding asylum in the United States.
The Central American caravan is demanding asylum in the United States.

President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the Department of Homeland Security have called the Central American caravan a threat to national security. Why? Because before the United States can let people into the country, immigrants have to be vetted.

It would also be unfair to indiscriminately admit illegal aliens to the United States when there are tens of thousands of people around the world who are patiently waiting their turn by applying for admission through the proper channels.

What will these guys contribute to the United States?

Giving refuge to the entire Central American caravan is like allowing a bunch of people to jump the line at a grocery-store checkout line. It’s simply not fair.

Adolfo Flores, a reporter with BuzzFeed, captured the chaotic invasion in a series of tweets.

Critics of the mass caravan have called their movement an invasion. Think about it: What would you do if someone showed up at your doorstep and demanded that you let them in, feed them, and house them indefinitely? Most rational people would get scared and would call the police.

You have the right to decide whom you let into your home. Why do liberals think the United States does not have the right to do the same with the millions of people who want to come inside our borders? It’s mind-boggling. If a caravan of Americans pulled the same stunt in Mexico, they’d be deported so fast it would make their heads spin.

Many on Twitter were not happy with the idea that their tax dollars may be used to subsidize more non-Americans. Yet again.

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Paris was once one of the most beautiful and cleanest cities in the world before France took in hordes of refugees from the third world. This is how the City of Lights looks now.

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Samantha Chang

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Samantha Chang is a senior staff writer for BizPac Review. She is a financial editor and lawyer based in New York City.
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