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    Migrant caravan heading to U.S. border puts Mexico in tough spot with Trump

    Migrant caravan heading to U.S. border puts Mexico in tough spot with Trump

    Delphine Schrank, Mica Rosenberg
    April 2, 2018 / 8:40 PM / Updated 3 hours ago

    IXTEPEC, Mexico/EDINBURG, Texas (Reuters) - In some of the Mexican towns playing host to a “caravan” of more than 1,200 Central American migrants heading to the U.S. border, the welcome mat has been rolled out despite President Donald Trump’s call for Mexican authorities to stop them.

    Local officials have offered lodging in town squares and empty warehouses or arranged transport for the migrants, participants in a journey organized by the immigrant advocacy group Pueblo Sin Fronteras. The officials have conscripted buses, cars, ambulances and police trucks. But the help may not be entirely altruistic.

    “The authorities want us to leave their cities,” said Rodrigo Abeja, an organizer from Pueblo Sin Fronteras. “They’ve been helping us, in part to speed the massive group out of their jurisdictions.”

    At some point this spring, the caravan’s 2,000-mile (3,200-km) journey that began at Tapachula near the Guatemalan border on March 25 will end at the U.S. border, where some of its members will apply for asylum, while others will attempt to sneak into the United States.

    So far the Mexican federal government has provided little guidance on how to handle the migrants but Abeja worries that local reactions will change.

    “There’s a lot of pressure from authorities to stop the caravan because of Donald Trump’s reaction,” he said.

    Trump railed on Twitter against the caravan on Monday, accusing Mexico of “doing very little, if not NOTHING” to stop the flow of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally. “They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA,” he concluded.

    Mexico’s interior minister Alfonso Navarrete did not directly address the caravan, but he wrote on Twitter that he spoke to the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday, and that the two had “agreed to analyze the best ways to attend to the flows of migrants in accordance with the laws of each country.”

    Mexico must walk a delicate line with the United States as the countries are in the midst of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) along with Canada. At the same time, Mexican left-wing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has an 18-point lead ahead of the July 1 election, according to a poll published on Monday. A Lopez Obrador victory could usher in a Mexican government less accommodating toward the United States on both trade and immigration issues.

    Mexican Senator Angelica de la Pena, who presides over the Senate’s human rights commission, told Reuters that Mexico should protect migrants’ rights despite the pressure from Trump.

    Former President Vicente Fox called for Mexican officials to take a stand against Trump’s attacks. Trump keeps “blackmailing, offending and denigrating Mexico and Mexicans,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday.

    Under Mexican law, Central Americans who enter Mexico legally are generally allowed to move freely through the country, even if their goal is to cross illegally into the United States.

    ‘WE’RE SUFFERING’

    Migrants in the caravan cite a variety of reasons for joining it. Its members are disproportionately from Honduras, which has high levels of violence and has been rocked by political upheaval in recent months following the re-election of U.S.-backed president, Juan Orlando Hernández in an intensely disputed election.

    Maria Elena Colindres Ortega, a member of caravan and, until January, a member of Congress in Honduras, said she is fleeing the political upheaval at home. “We’ve had to live through fraudulent electoral process,” she said. “We’re suffering a progressive militarization and lack of institutions, and … they’re criminalizing those who protested.”

    Colindres Ortega, who opposed the ruling party in Honduras, said she spiraled into debt, after serving without pay for the last 18 months of her four-year term. She decided to head north after a fellow congressman from her party put out word on Facebook that a caravan of migrants was gathering in southern Mexico, leaving home with a small bag with necessities and photos of her children.

    Pueblo Sin Fronteras has helped coordinate migrant caravans for the last several years, though previously they had a maximum of several hundred participants. During the journey members of the organization instruct the migrants about their rights.

    “We accompany at least those who want to request asylum,” said Alex Mensing, Pueblo Sin Fronteras’ program director. “We help prepare them for the detention process and asylum process before they cross the border, because it’s so difficult for people to have success if they don’t have the information.”
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    Typically, Central Americans have not fared well with U.S. asylum claims, particularly those from Honduras. A Reuters analysis of immigration court data found that Hondurans who come before the court receive deportation orders in more than 83 percent of cases, the highest rate of any nationality. Hondurans also face deportation in Mexico, where immigration data shows that 5,000 Hondurans were deported from Mexico in February alone, the highest number since May 2016.

    Maunel Padilla, chief of the border patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector, one of the busiest crossing points on the U.S. Mexico border, said in an interview with Reuters that he worries the caravan could “generate interest for other groups to do the same thing,” but he was not terribly nervous about coping with the group currently traveling.

    “Not to be flippant,” Padilla said, “but it’s similar numbers to what we are seeing every day pretty much.”

    Reporting by Delphine Schrank and Mica Rosenberg; Additional reporting by Dave Graham, Lizbeth Diaz, Diego Ore and Daina

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    NO ASYLUM

    NO ENTRY

    AMERICA IS "SUFFERING" FROM THIS INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY

    WE WANT NONE OF THEM...YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE!

    GO HOME AND PROTEST ON YOUR PRESIDENT'S DOORSTEP...NOW GET OUT!
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    I'm hearing that Mexico is saying they will shut down this caravan. We need info on that posted. But will Mexico return these illegals to Honduras or simply disperse them and send them to the US border in smaller groups (most likely outcome)?
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    US lawyers headed to Mexico to COACH them on what to say to get asylum !!!!

    This need to stop! We do not want ANY of them.
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    Hopefully, they will go after the group or groups encouraging this lawlessness within the United States for aiding and abetting.

    The tough actions against Mexico should occur if President Trump wants credibility. There must be a strong, credible message to permanently stop people from crossing into the United States illegally.

    Mexico gets billions in foreign aid, billions in remittances, billions in drug cartel and smuggling funds. They are giving us their Mexican citizens they want to leave and stealing and taking billions from American citizens.
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    Trump needs to cut off every DIME to Mexico and get our troops on the border NOW!

    It is his DUTY to protect our country against foreign invaders, drugs, diseases and criminals!
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