Results 1 to 2 of 2
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Beezer

Thread: Fear, solidarity drive migrants to stick with Mexico 'caravan'

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member JohnDoe2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    PARADISE (San Diego)
    Posts
    98,092

    Fear, solidarity drive migrants to stick with Mexico 'caravan'

    Fear, solidarity drive migrants to stick with Mexico 'caravan'



    By Delphine Schrank
    ,ReutersApril 5, 2018




    A child, part of a caravan of Central American migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border, peeks from underneath a blanket after waking up at a sports field in Matias Romero, Mexico April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Romero


    By Delphine Schrank

    MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (Reuters) - Impoverished Central American migrants traveling in a "caravan" through Mexico that angered U.S. President Donald Trump said they would stick together for safety even though the group will end its journey in Mexico City rather than at the U.S. border.


    Since peaking at around 1,500 people, the caravan has dwindled under pressure from Trump and Mexican migration authorities, which vowed to separate those migrants with a right to stay in Mexico from those who did not.


    By issuing permits to the migrants, authorities shielded them from imminent deportation from Mexico.


    By Thursday morning, migrants were boarding buses to leave the town of Matias Romero in the southern state of Oaxaca, where their journey was held up by authorities at the weekend.


    Salvadoran Andres Rodriguez, 51, waited with a small backpack and a gallon of water in a field sprawling with men, women and children, mulling over a document that gave him 20 days to reach any border out of the country.


    Despite knowing the permit protected him, and that traveling alone would be faster, he feared if he left the caravan he would be exposed to the robbery and assault that befall many migrants on the long slog to the U.S. border.


    "It's much safer," he said. "Everyone is supporting us. One person alone is much more vulnerable. Much more dangerous."


    Rodriguez, a builder, said he fled his home in El Salvador in the middle of the night with only the clothes on his back, a few dollars, a nephew, and his son, a student who had received a written death threat from a gang he had refused to join or pay.


    "To be young, in my country, is a crime," Rodriguez said. "I'm old - they'll do nothing to me. But to my son, if we go back ... they'll kill him."


    Plagued by gang violence and poverty, El Salvador and neighboring Honduras have murder rates that are among the world's highest.


    Trump's tweets criticizing the caravan have showered it in far more publicity than its organizers, U.S-based advocacy group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, ever expected. But his proposal to militarize the border has sparked a diplomatic row with Mexico.


    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto rebuked Trump on Thursday over his plan to send National Guard troops to the border, urging Trump not to vent his domestic political "frustration" on Mexico. [L2N1RI1PN]


    Stranded in Matias Romero since Sunday, a handful of women and children boarded a bus before dawn on Thursday, headed for the central city of Puebla, where the caravan was due to make another stop before concluding its journey in Mexico City.


    By mid-morning, others packed bags in a field strewn with discarded clothes and trash as two more buses waited, but only for those who could afford a ticket.


    The caravan, which set off from Mexico's southern border on March 25, aims to raise awareness about the plight of migrants, and has been running annually since 2010, the government said.


    Once in Puebla, organizers plan to hold a three-day conference with U.S. and Mexican immigration attorneys.


    On a street just outside the park, 30-year-old Guatemalan Manuel Flores brandished a temporary Mexican visa, but said he would stay with the caravan regardless.


    "I don't even need to be here, but I'm staying for them - for my family. Because they need this. They can't go home," he said, pointing to a group of seven new friends from Honduras and El Salvador, with whom he had cooked a great vat of seafood soup.


    Bonded by the travails of their odyssey, they were already discussing setting up a restaurant together in Texas.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/fear-soli...004459515.html
    NO AMNESTY

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.


    Sign in and post comments here.

    Please support our fight against illegal immigration by joining ALIPAC's email alerts here https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    Senior Member Beezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    18,902
    "Impoverished Central American migrants traveling in a "caravan" through Mexico that angered U.S. President Donald Trump said they would stick together for safety even though the group will end its journey in Mexico City rather than at the U.S. border."

    ---------------------------------

    Sorry...we are not the dumping ground or ATM machine for the world's breeding poor. Many of them are pregnant and get pregnant ON THE WAY.

    End your journey on Mars for all we care...do not come here!
    Judy likes this.
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

Similar Threads

  1. Mexico starts giving caravan migrants transit visas
    By JohnDoe2 in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-04-2018, 03:13 PM
  2. Caravan of Illegal Migrants Marching to US Border Looks More Like Army of Young Male
    By Jean in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-02-2018, 04:22 PM
  3. Caravan Against Fear stops in San Diego during trek along border
    By Jean in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-19-2017, 12:27 AM
  4. Illegal-alien 'solidarity caravan' led by professional radicals
    By Jean in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-23-2014, 03:47 PM
  5. MARCH/CARAVAN FOR MIGRANTS UPDATED Schedule & local cont
    By JohnB2012 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-06-2006, 11:30 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •