Caravan migrants demand reparations; Trump must let them in or pay $50,000 each to go away

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If there was any doubt that left-wing organizers were behind the invading migrant caravan it may have been eliminated when they showed up at the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday demanding reparations.

Two separate groups of illegal immigrants from Central American showed up on the doorstep of the consulate demanding that President Donald Trump either let them in the U.S. or pay each migrant $50,000, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Honduran organizer Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa told the newspaper. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”

Yep, sounds like just the type of people Democrats would welcome in the U.S.

Ulloa said the demanded money might allow the migrants to return home and start a  business. Seriously.

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With Trump insisting on a lawful process for the thousands of migrants who marched on the southern border, which involves members of the caravan remaining in Mexico as they are individually processed, the two groups also demanded that the U.S. speed up the handling of their asylum requests and that deportations be halted, according to The Union-Tribune.

Numbering more than 6,000 upon arriving on the southern border in November, the caravan’s totals are reportedly dwindling, with up to 3,500 migrants unaccounted for.

“A lot of people are leaving because there is no solution here,” said Douglas Matute, 38, of Tijuana. “We thought they would let us in. But Trump sent the military instead of social workers.”

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Approximately 700 have voluntarily returned to their country of origin, 300 have been deported, and 2,500 have applied for humanitarian visas in Mexico, according to Xochtil Castillo, a caravan member who met with Mexican officials Tuesday. The group of unaccounted migrants, about 3,500 are presumed to have either crossed illegally into the United States, moved to other Mexican border cities, or simply fallen through the cracks.

 

Faced with the prospect of 3,500 people of unknown origin and character crossing into the U.S., Democratic congressional leaders met with the president Tuesday and discounted the effectiveness of building a wall to bolster border security.

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A letter from one of the groups criticized U.S. intervention in Central America, only to then ask that the U.S. remove Honduran President Orlando Hernandez from office.

The consulate was reportedly given 72 hours to respond tot he demands, though it’s not clear what consequences will be.

“I don’t know, we will decide as a group,” Ulloa said.

Apparently, the organizers don’t realize that they’re up against a man considered by many a master negotiator… who’s not afraid to call a bluff.

 

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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