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Migrants to Trump: Give us $50K each or Asylum…You have 72 Hours! (Read Their Letter)

Posted by FactReal on December 13, 2018

MIGRANTS IN TIJUANA DEMAND ENTRY OR $50,000 EACH TO GO HOME
Their ultimatum is full of contradictions:
* While they want to come into the U.S., they blame America for their countries’ problems.
* When they say U.S. interference offends them, they also ask Trump to remove their president from office.
* While they claim they believe in respectful dialogue, they give Trump 72 hours deadline to respond to their demands.
* They claim to be peaceful, but threaten the U.S. with more migrations if the U.S. doesn’t remove their military bases and companies from their territory because they offend their homeland.
* They chant communist slogans but leftist policies are destroying their countries. On video below, you see them chanting, “The people united will never be defeated.” (“El pueblo unido jamás será vencido.”)

Paraphrasing their letter: “Either pay $50,000 to each of us to go home or let us into the U.S….because we are fleeing due to the 100-year U.S. intervention in Central America…if you don’t want to be invaded by more migrants, stop intervening in our country…but we want you to remove the Honduran President from office…Ah! And your military bases and companies offend us, but we still want your U.S. dollars ($50,000 for each of us)…and we believe in respectful dialogue, but we are giving you 72 hours to respond …with all our heart…on you depends the best outcome…or else…respectfully!!”

The verbatim version and translation are below.

PHOTO OF LETTER:
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Photo of letter: Uniradio Informa
Published by Periódico El Debate (Mexico) Archived
#https://www.debate.com.mx/mexico/carta-caravana-migrante-donald-trump-20181211-0175.html

VERBATIM VERSION: (Translated to English; original in Spanish)
Translation:

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico December 7, 2018

Donald Trump

President of the United States of America

Your Excellency, Mr. President

By this means may you receive a cordial greeting from all the members of the Honduran Migrants Caravan and other countries of Central America.

The purpose of this is to request you in the most respectful manner, allow us the free entry to all the members of the exodus to the United States. We are a peaceful conglomerate composed of families made up of women, children and men, most of them young men who are fleeing from poverty, insecurity and repression caused by the dictatorial government of Juan Orlando Hernández and by the economic, political and military interference that your country has been exercising for more than 100 years in our country and other Central American countries.

We remind you that if the US does not want more migrations, it must put a stop to economic, political and military intervention in our territory. Therefore, we ask you to take your 13 military bases and all their extractive companies that offend and loot our homeland.

If you do not want our entry into the United States, we ask you to take Juan Orlando Hernández and grant us an amount of US $ 50,000, so that each of us can return to our homeland.

We believe in an open and respectful dialogue, but with the desire to follow up on this request, we establish a deadline of 72 hours to receive a response, from the time it is delivered to your representative in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Wishing with all our heart that your response will be positive, we thank you for granting us asylum to protect our safety or our life. On you depends the best outcome of this humanitarian crisis as a result of the dictatorship in Honduras.

ATTENTIVELY

HONDURAN CARAVAN MIGRANTS

Original in Spanish:

Tijuana, Baja California, México 7 de diciembre del 2018

Donald Trump

Presidente de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica

Excelentísimo señor presidente.

Por este medio reciba usted un cordial saludo de parte de todos los integrantes de la Caravana Migrantes Hondureños y demás países de Centro América.

El propósito de la presente es solicitarle de la manera mas respetuosa, nos permita el libre ingreso a todos los integrantes del éxodo a territorio estadounidense. Somos un conglomerado pacífico compuesto por familias integradas por mujeres niños y hombres, la mayoría son varones jóvenes que venimos huyendo de a [sic] pobreza, inseguridad y represión causada por el gobierno dictatorial de Juan Orlando Hernández y por la injerencia económica, política y militar que su país ha venido ejerciendo por mas de 100 años a en nuestro país y demás países de Centro América.

Le recordarnos que si USA no quiere mas migraciones debe poner un alto a la intervención económica, política y militar en nuestro territorio. Por tanto, le pedimos se lleve sus 13 bases militares y todas sus empresas extractivistas que ofenden y saquean nuestro suelo patrio.

Si usted no desea nuestro ingreso a territorio estadounidense le pedimos se lleve a Juan Orlando Hernández y nos otorgue una cantidad de 50,000 dólares estadounidenses, para que cada uno de nosotros podamos retornar a nuestra patria.

Creemos en un dialogo abierto y respetuoso, pero con el deseo de darle seguimiento a esta petición establecemos un plazo de 72 horas para recibir una respuesta, a partir de la hora en que sea entregada a su representante en Tijuana, Baja California, México.

Deseando de todo corazón que su respuesta sea positiva le agradecernos nos brinde asilo para proteger nuestra seguridad o nuestra vida, de usted depende el mejor desenlace de esta crisis humanitaria como resultado de la dictadura en Honduras.

ATENTAMENTE

CARAVANA MIGRANTES HONDUREÑOS

REPORTS
ABC 10 News report: ‘Migrants demand entry or $50,000 during march to US Consulate in Tijuana’ (December 11, 2018)

(KGTV) – More members of the migrant caravan walked through the streets of Tijuana Tuesday morning, this time heading to the U.S. Consulate instead of the border.

10News learned the group reached their destination at around 11 a.m. after a nearly two-hour trek. The migrants, who had police escorts…

A source told 10News the migrants dropped off a petition asking the consulate to allow everyone in the caravan entry into the U.S. The migrants requested a response within 72 hours.

Additionally, the migrants said they want the U.S. government to provide $50,000 for their trips back to their respective home countries if they aren’t allowed asylum in the United States.

Fox News video shows the migrants chanting communist slogans.

Periódico El Debate (Mexico) reported about the protest in Tijuana:

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Migrants Sent $138 Billion to their Home Countries in 2016

Posted by FactReal on December 12, 2018

THAT’S $138 BILLION LOST TO THE U.S. ECONOMY
* Immigrants sent $138,165,000,000 in remittances (funds/assets) from the United States to other countries in 2016, according to the Pew Research Center.
* Out of those $138 billion, $54 billion were sent to Latin America by immigrants in the U.S. in the form of remittances. (See table below)

Note: Remittances are funds/assets sent by migrants to their home countries via formal channels such as banks. Estimates do not include the transfer of other assets, such as gifts, or informal monetary transfers.

Check their interactive map/table here.

FROM U.S. TO THE WORLD
Worldwide, Mexico ranked first in remittances ($28.1 billion) received by migrants living in the United States, followed by China ($15.4 billion), India ($10.7 billion) and the Philippines ($10.5 billion).

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FROM U.S. TO LATIN AMERICA
Among Latin American and Caribbean countries, Mexico has long received the highest amount of remittances.

$54 billion in remittances were sent to Latin America by immigrants in the U.S.
In 2016, immigrants living in the United States sent $28.1 billion in remittances to Mexico, followed by Guatemala ($6.8 billion), El Salvador ($4.2 billion), Dominican Republic ($4 billion), and Honduras (3.4 billion).

Country $ Amount
Mexico $28,126,000,000
Guatemala $6,756,000,000
El Salvador $4,194,000,000
Dom. Republic $4,088,000,000
Honduras $3,369,000,000
Colombia $1,537,000,000
Haiti $1,433,000,000
Ecuador $1,125,000,000
Peru $960,000,000
Nicaragua $646,000,000
Brazil $602,000,000
Panama $402,000,000
Costa Rica $368,000,000
Bolivia $148,000,000
Argentina $106,000,000
Venezuela $99,000,000
Belize $85,000,000
Chile $20,000,000
Uruguay $18,000,000
Paraguay $16,000,000
Cuba $ ??
TOTAL $54,098,000,000

Pew Research Center also indicated:

Most of the remittance dollars flowing to Latin America come from the U.S., which is home to two-thirds of all migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean. (For migrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, this share is far higher – more than 80% of migrants from each of these countries live in the U.S., according to 2017 United Nations estimates.)

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“90,000 Aliens at our Border since Caravan Formed,” Border Commissioner (Video)

Posted by FactReal on December 4, 2018

U.S. POLITICIANS FIDDLE WHILE OUR BORDERS ARE BEING INVADED
The dire situation at our border was underlined today by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan while talking about the latest border breaches in Yuma and Tijuana/U.S.:

That is what we see everyday…Since that caravan formed in mid-October, we have seen 90,000 people come to our border – 85% of those crossing illegally between ports of entry – and all lured by the fact that our legal framework has huge gaps that create the opportunity to stay in the U.S. while awaiting a court hearing even if they don’t have a lawful permission or protection claim. So it is a huge challenge that we need to work with Congress to address.

Here is the full interview:

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Sex Offenders & Gang Members Arrested at Texas Border (Week of 11/24/2018)
Convicted Sex Offender & Illegal Alien Arrested in Arizona (11/22/2018)
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Smuggler Helping Illegal Aliens over Border Wall in Yuma, AZ – 12/3/2018 (Video)

Posted by FactReal on December 4, 2018

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported yesterday:

Suspected Human Smuggler Observed Dropping Small Children from Border Wall
Release Date: December 3, 2018

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector camera operators observed a group of six illegal aliens, including two small children, traversing over the border wall with assistance, near the San Luis Port of Entry early Monday morning.

The children were dropped from the 18-foot wall, which was observed by a Yuma Sector camera operator.

At least one subject in Mexico was visible helping adult members of the family group over the top of the wall. The subject then dropped two young children from the top of the wall to waiting family members below. The subject retreated to Mexico and was not apprehended.

The group of six from Guatemala was a family unit, including three children: a 2-year-old, a 7-year- old, and a 10-year-old. All surrendered to U.S. Border Patrol agents who arrived on scene. One child suffered a facial injury, and was treated by agents. All were taken into custody.

Fox News added:

That section of the wall where the incident took place is part of the 27 miles that has been selected for replacement in 2019[.]

Fox News video:

Video shows two migrant children being dropped from the Mexico side into Arizona by a suspected smuggler; U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan reacts.

“We have seen 90,000 people come to our border since that caravan formed in mid-October,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. (video mark 1:42)

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Migrants Entered U.S. Illegally Monday Night from Tijuana – 12/3/2018 (Video)

Posted by FactReal on December 4, 2018

Dozens of migrants in Tijuana breached the U.S. border fence Monday night, reported Reuters today.
Are these part of the 3,000 “caravan migrants” unaccounted for at the Tijuana/U.S. border?
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CARAVAN MIGRANTS THINK THE LAWS DON’T APPLY TO THEM
The media are giving the so-called caravan migrants the excuse for breaching the U.S. border. Reporters are blaming the “slow asylum process” and not the migrants disregarding the laws. ‘Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach U.S. border,’ reads the headline from Reuters regarding the migrants who crossed the border illegally yesterday night.

Notes to Ponder
– Are these “caravan migrants” above the law?
– Why should they be given priority over those already in line who are doing their paperwork according the U.S. law?
– What happens to Americans when they disregard U.S. law? For example, when Americans lie to the IRS or the FBI?

REPORTS OF LATEST BORDER BREACH (DECEMBER 3, 2018)
Reuters reported today, “Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach U.S. border”:

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Central American migrants stuck on the threshold of the United States in Mexico breached the border fence on Monday, risking almost certain detention by U.S. authorities but hoping the illegal entry will allow them to apply for asylum. […]

So a number opted to eschew legal procedures and attempt an illegal entry from Tijuana as dusk fell on Monday at a spot about 1,500 feet (450 meters) away from the Pacific Ocean.

In less than an hour, Reuters reporters observed roughly two dozen people climb the approximately 10-foot (3-meter) fence made of thick sheets and pillars of metal. They chose a place in a large overgrown ditch where the fence is slightly lower.

Just before dusk, three thin people squeezed through the fence on the beach and were quickly picked up by the U.S. Border Patrol, witnesses said.

But along the border inland as darkness descended, more and more migrants followed, many bringing children.

Fox News reported today, “Caravan migrants begin to breach border as frustration with slow asylum process grows”:

At least two dozen Central American migrants — who claim they’re disillusioned and frustrated with the asylum-seeking process — breached the U.S.-Mexico border Monday just before dusk by scaling a 10-foot metal fence, witnesses say.

They were observed using blankets and ropes to help climb over the structure separating California from Tijuana, where thousands of migrants have been gathering in recent days. Other migrants managed to squeeze through a section of the fence on the coastal city’s beach, according to Reuters.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan talked to Fox News this morning:

TRICKS
Migrants’ trick:

Karen Mayeni, a 29-year-old Honduran mother with three children between six and 12 years old, told Reuters she was only observing others penetrating the border and was “waiting to see what happens.” The woman will decide her family’s next action “in a couple of days,” she said.

About 90 minutes later, however, she and her children were seen on the U.S. side of the border, Reuters reported.

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More than 2K Migrants “Lost” in Tijuana at U.S. Border (Video)

Posted by FactReal on December 4, 2018

AS MANY AS 3,000 “CARAVAN MIGRANTS” UNACCOUNTED FOR AT TIJUANA/U.S. BORDER
Reports indicate that some have crossed to the United States illegally.

“There are about 2,000 people unaccounted for,” told Tijuana delegate Genaro Lopez Moreno to Tucker Carlson yesterday (video mark 2:28):

Some 3,000 migrants “lost” in Tijuana according to today’s report by El Periodico.com:

Rush Translation:

Unknown the whereabouts of thousands of Central American migrants who arrived in Tijuana
Mexican authorities say that some 3,000 people who arrived in the caravans, are as “unaccounted for” in this city bordering the US
Tijuana, Mexico – Tuesday, 12/4/2018

With the arrival of the migrant caravans and the few possibilities they have of entering the United States, the authorities of the city of Tijuana, Mexico, now say they do not know the whereabouts of some 3,000 migrants, while the [new] Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the situation on the border “tends to normalize.”

The closure of the first shelter for health reasons and for migrants to go to a covered shelter, caused a dispersion due to rumors they could be deported.

No precise data
The Secretary of Public Security of Tijuana, Marco Antonio Sotomayor, admitted that “a significant number” of the migrants who arrived in Tijuana since November 11 simply “can not be located.”

He explained that the population of migrants located in shelters does not correspond to the 6,151 that arrived in the past weeks to Tijuana, the Mexican border with California, according to the authorities. Sotomayor noted that migrant differences “may not be very precise, because there was no official census or biometric studies to identify foreigners.”

In the first authorized shelter, in the Benito Juárez sports center, the municipal authorities made daily calculations to be disseminated to the media. The official commented that in “El Barretal”, a spectacle center used as a refuge, there are 2,122 people, and another 744 and 600 are located in streets near the first shelter and 144 moved houses managed by religious groups.

They do not know where they are
Of the rest, just over 3,000, “their whereabouts are unknown”, although some may be in private homes, have crossed illegally to the United States, have been arrested and perhaps agreed to return to their country, he added. About those who remain in the streets said that “they should be relocated to the new shelter, since they can not be kept on the public road,” because if they commit infractions, “they will be detained” by the police.

The migrants chose to stay on the streets, saying that “the second refuge, located about 20 kilometers [~12.4 miles] away, is” far away “from the” El Chaparral “port, where they hope to begin their asylum process in the United States.

[…]

Some 9,000 Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, arrived in Mexico from October 19 in different groups, of which more than 7,000 arrived in the cities of Mexicali and Tijuana, in the state of Baja California, to seek asylum in the United States, and some 2,000 are in transit in other areas of the country.

In Spanish, as reported by ElPeriodico.com:

Desconocen el paradero de miles de migrantes centroamericanos que llegaron a Tijuana
Las autoridades mexicanas dicen que unas 3.000 personas que arribaron en las caravanas, están como “no localizables” en esta ciudad fronteriza con los EEUU
El Periódico

Tijuana, México – Martes, 04/12/2018 a las 02:57 CET

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Ante la llegada de las caravas migrantes y las pocas posibilidades que tienen de ingresar a los Estados Unidos, ahora las autoridades de la ciudad de Tijuana, México, dijeron que desconocen el paradero de unos 3.000 migrantes, en tanto el presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador dijo que la situación en la frontera “tiende a normalizarse”.

El cierre del primer albergue por cuestiones de salubridad para que los migrantes se dirigieran a un refugio techado, provocó una dispersión ante los rumores que posiblemente serían detenidos para ser deportados.

Sin datos precisos
El secretario de Seguridad Pública de Tijuana, Marco Antonio Sotomayor, admitió que “un número importante” de los migrantes que llegaron a Tijuana desde el 11 de noviembre simplemente “no están localizables”.

Explicó que la población de migrantes situada en albergues no corresponde a los 6.151 que según las autoridades, llegaron las últimas semanas a Tijuana, frontera mexicana con California, Estados Unidos. Sotomayor señaló que las diferencias de migrantes “pudieran no ser muy precisas, porque no se hizo un censo oficial, ni estudios biométricos para poder identificar a los extranjeros”.

En el primer albergue habilitado, en la unidad deportiva Benito Juárez, las autoridades municipales hacían cálculos diarios para ser divulgados a los medios informativos. El funcionario comentó que en “El Barretal”, un centro de espectáculos usado como refugio, hay 2.122 personas, y se tienen localizadas a otros 744 y 600 en calles cercanas al primer albergue y 144 que se movieron casas administradas por agrupaciones religiosas.

No saben dónde están
Del resto, poco más de 3.000, “no se conoce su paradero”, aunque algunos pueden estar en domicilios particulares, haber cruzado ilegalmente a Estados Unidos, haber sido detenidos y quizá aceptaron volver a su país, abundó. Sobre los que permanecen en las calles dijo que “deberán ubicarse en el nuevo albergue, ya que no se pueden mantener en la vía pública”, porque si cometen infracciones al bando de la policía y buen gobierno “serán detenidos”.

Los migrantes optaron por las calles al señalar que “queda muy lejos” el segundo refugio, situado a unos 20 kilómetros, de la garita de “El Chaparral”, donde esperan iniciar su trámite de asilo en Estados Unidos.
[…]

Unos 9.000 centroamericanos, en su mayoría hondureños, llegaron a México a partir del 19 de octubre en distintos grupos, de los cuales más de 7.000 arribaron a las ciudades de Mexicali y Tijuana, estado de Baja California, para pedir asilo en Estados Unidos, y unos 2.000 están en tránsito en otras zonas del país.

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