A new caravan of immigrants is approaching the U.S. Southern border and President Trump is not happy. Trump issued a threat to Honduras that he will cut off aid to the country if they do not stop the group of 4,000 or more Central American natives heading to the U.S.
President Trump has informed the government of Honduras in no uncertain terms that the United States will cut aid to the Latin American country if a migrant caravan marching towards the United States is not stopped. The caravan has since garnered over 4,000 migrants all coming here. This is not immigration this is an invasion. The U.S. military will “CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER” with Mexico if officials there don’t soon stop the northward push of a massive migrant caravan, President Trump warned Thursday, amid reports the procession had swelled in size to about 4,000 people.
The president dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with government officials in Panama on Thursday and Mexico on Friday to discuss border security. Hopefully, the president’s threat will convince our neighbors to the south that he is serious about dealing effectively with this vital issue.
Adam Shaw, at Fox News, reports:
“The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” he tweeted.
The caravan, consisting of approximately 1,600-2,000 migrants, crossed into Guatemala on Monday as it makes the trek towards the U.S. border. Reuters reported that as many as 3,000 migrants crossed into Guatemala.
The Associated Press reported that the caravan was met at the border by approximately 100 Guatemalan police officers as they chanted “Yes, we can.”
Outnumbered, the police did nothing to stop the caravan walking into Guatemalan territory after a two-hour standoff. Officers later set up a roadblock outside the city of Esquipulas. After another hours-long standoff, with officers telling them to go back to the border, the police eventually let them pass.
The caravan originated in San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras, one of the country’s main transportation hubs.
Trump Spoke to President Hernandez of Honduras about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivered a strong message from Trump that said the U.S. will not tolerate this blatant disregard for our border & sovereignty.
By Tuesday night, Trump had expanded the threat to the other two countries in the “Northern Triangle” of Central America:
We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018
President Trump understands that he must act to deter additional waves of illegal immigrants from entering the U.S., putting themselves at risk and violating our immigration laws with impunity. If illegal immigrants believe they can enter the U.S. at will, many more may choose to come here in violation of our laws.
The president tweeted Thursday morning: “…The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully, Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border. All Democrats fault for weak laws!”
Mexico is likely to step in to defuse the situation, as it has in the past. The Mexican government has already announced that caravan members who don’t have proper visas won’t be allowed to enter Mexico from Guatemala. (In April, Mexico allowed a caravan of more than 1,000 migrants to enter the country, but later forcibly dispersed them.)
– More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.
The caravan has been growing steadily since it left the violent Honduran city of San Pedro Sula on Saturday. The migrants hope to reach Mexico and then cross its northern border with the United States, to seek refuge from endemic violence and poverty in Central America.
Several thousand people are now part of the caravan, according to a Reuters witness traveling with the group in Guatemala, where men women and children on foot and riding in trucks filled a road on their long journey to Mexico.
“The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” the president tweeted.
The president was responding to reports that a group of 1,600 or more Hondurans hoping to reach the U.S. crossed the border into Guatemala on Monday. Members of the caravan have said they are fleeing poverty and violence in their home country in search of a better life.
The U.S. gave $175 million in aid to Honduras in fiscal 2017, according to the United States Agency for International Development.
“We’ve lived in neighborhoods where our children have seen disaster after disaster,” said Daisy Turcios, resting briefly outside a school. “We have seen dead bodies thrown in front of us. So that’s my goal, in truth, to reach a country where life can change for my children.”
While this woman is sincere and well-meaning I’m sure she is in the minority rather than the majority. There comes a point where it is time to put out the “No Vacancy’ sign and close our borders. The melting pot has boiled over, the sides have split and the flood is raging. It has now become like a bucket of water that is overflowing and nobody has turned the hose off yet so a flood in our house is ensuing.
Still, none of these travelers followed American law to get here. If they had, they would have spent months in dialogue with their local American embassy or consulate officials to process the appropriate paperwork.
A very good online buddy of mine wrote a fascinating and truthful to the core article on the dangers of this mass influx. She said: “What Do We Get in Return? Be certain it isn’t all good. Nor will the vast majority contribute to our Nation’s progress and betterment. We know about the drugs and gang affiliations, but more dangerous is the SILENT KILLER that goes Undetected !!!! DISEASES !! In September 2016 the Center for Disease Control issued a report that there are 22 NEW diseases in our Country. Some are a resurgence of those previously eradicated here. Some like this ‘NEW’ strain of polio, numerous others waiting for a ‘name’. NONE HAVE A TREATMENT OR CURE. How many of our children and grandchildren are sharing a school room with the ‘newly arrived carrier?
Another mark of a “Coup in progress’ is to dominate our language. We already spend millions to print government documents/forms in other languages. Our schools must have bilingual teachers and textbooks, Even the restrooms and polling places are marked in at least two languages! Going to a Walmart, at least in border states, almost makes one feel like they need a passport!!”
Many of these immigrants coming here are not assimilating like the original intent of immigration is, but bringing in their own cultures in here which is causing quite a disarray in bringing down our country as they make demands that our government recognizes their languages, customs and cultures here. Gangs like MS-13 are numbered in the tens of thousands and are notorious for cutting up people with swords and knives and dismembering them. We constantly see immigrants who commit murder who have been deported five and six times like the one that shot Kate Steinle.
Illegals have no rights, they are not entitled to hearings and should be deported immediately. The constitution was written for the protection of American citizens not invaders and any judge that thinks or says otherwise is a jackass.
Meanwhile, Guatemala authorities detained a Honduran politician heading with hundreds of migrants towards the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday after President Trump threatened to cut off foreign aid.
Fox News reports: Ex-legislator Bartolo Fuentes, who is said to have organized the march, was detained by Guatemalan authorities after failing to register with migration officials upon entering the country. Wilmer Simon Gomez and Michael Fajardo were among two others detained from the migrant group.
An official with the country’s migration agency said that Fuentes was to be taken to a migrant shelter and then deported.
.Hillary’s plan was for what she called a “hemispheric common market.” In a Wiki Leaks release, Hillary said she envisioned a hemispheric Common Market with open trade, open markets and open borders.”
We certainly dodged a huge bullet with President Trump’s victory. if the Democrats had been able to implement Hillary’s stated “Open Borders and Amnesty” policies, no conservative would win the White House ever again which is what I’m sure their goal was..
Watch Comedian and satirical songwriter Ray Stevens’ song about illegal immigration