Regarding the caravan of Hondurans and others passing through Mexico, they are dispersing, but that only makes it more convenient for many of them to arrive to the U.S. border faster.
The Daily Mail
Defiant Central American migrants from the sprawling human 'caravan' snaking north through Mexico taunted President Trump and vowed to continue their push towards the US - declaring: 'We'll see you soon Mr President.' And they told DailyMail.com about the reality of what Trump called 'the strong immigration laws of Mexico' revealing that in fact they were being given 20 or even 30-day passes to travel freely and told to report to immigration centers, which dot the U.S. border. Far from being 'broken up' as Trump claimed …the caravan was being helped on its way to Mexico City with coaches which arrived not long after he tweeted. And while Mexican officials had encouraged it to disperse, they did so by giving permits to stay in the country without asking a single question about gangs and crimes.EXCLUSIVE: 'We'll see you soon Mr President!' Immigrants on the sprawling human caravan taunt Trump and reveal that despite the 'tough Mexican immigration laws' he touted they have passes to travel with NO restrictions as they move toward the U.S. Ben Ashford, Daily Mail, April 5, 2018
Basically, they’re getting permits to pass through the country freely.
Organizers, Pueblo Sin Fronteras - People Without Borders - say they will only go as far as Mexico City where the 'lucha' movement - Spanish for fight - will disband rather than march to the border.
But that’s just the organized march. But many of the individuals who were part of the march plan to continue.
But many of the 1,000 or so migrants, the majority fleeing gang-plagued Honduras, told DailyMail.com they faced persecution or death if they returned to their homeland, and would press ahead to the U.S. regardless. 'It's his country, Senor Trump can do what he wants to. He can put as much military on the border as he likes,' said Jose Acosta, a 35-year-old farmer escaping violence in the Honduran city of Morazán.'But when it comes to it, I will cross the border. I can assure you that I'm going to get into the US, I have faith in God.' His determination was echoed by Salvadoran national Marvin Geovanni Alvarez, 39, who lived illegally in Atlanta, Georgia, for a year before he was deported in 2013, wrenching him away from his wife Daisy, 36, and sons, Marvin, 20, and 18-year Gerardo. 'Trump is crazy. He's racist. The National Guard doesn't worry me, it's all bulls***,' he told DailyMail.com. 'I'll be reunited with my family. See you soon Mr President.'
We can sympathize with the fact that Honduras has a high crime rate, although according to Mexican NGO Seguridad, Justicia y Paz
, murders in Honduran cities decreased in 2017.
But is pushing for mass migration really going to help reduce crime? Or does it just move it?
Does everybody have an inalienable right to come to the United States?
Anyway, Mexico offers an immigration permit that is ideal for Central Americans passing through to the U.S.
…migrants told DailyMail.com it was surprisingly easy to secure temporary permits allowing them to stay in the country for a 30-day window. The documents say they have to make an appointment to the 'closest' immigration center to their place of residence but do no list any restrictions on travel or forbid them from heading towards the US. The maximum window people are being granted to temporarily stay is 30 days. But many migrants deemed low priority or those with errors or gaps in their ID papers, have been given an alternative document simply giving them 20 days to remain in the territory of Mexico without granting them an interview.
Twenty days affords plenty of time to get to the U.S.
The Daily Mail
interviewed a future mom of an Anchor Baby
'I'm giving birth in ten days but they rejected me because of a discrepancy,' said Honduran migrant Elsy Mejia, 25, who is traveling with her husband Jose Lanza, 21, and four year old daughter, Shesia. 'But all I need is 20 days. Like a lot of people here I just need enough time to make it to the US border. 'I hope to God the Americans won't turn back a heavily pregnant woman.'
Even a Mexican immigration official admits what’s going on.
An official with Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Migración said roughly 600 permits were rubber stamped at the camp, with slightly more of the 20 day variety issued to migrants. The official, speaking on condition on anonymity, said many of those requesting paperwork were probably just happy to have a legal window to reach the US border.Those asking for 30 days and formal interviews were more likely wanting to stay permanently in Mexico.
The Mexican paperwork is not exactly thorough.
Salvadoran national William Castillo, 42, waited 20 minutes to speak with agents from Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Migración who came to the camp Wednesday. They checked his passport and asked a handful of questions before issuing the single page documents to him, his wife Anna Maria Hernandez, 30, and their eight-year-old son, Christian Daniel. 'They asked basic information, where we are from, where we plan to stay. They didn't ask any questions about gangs or crimes,' he told DailyMail.com. 'We had no idea what to expect but it was not a tough process to get the documents. Nothing has been easy in this journey but this was surprisingly smooth. 'This isn't a pass to let us stay forever, this is to make a meeting. We have 30 days. If we don't, they deport us.'
Yes, time enough to get into the United States.
There are Instituto Nacional de Migración centers in most major Mexican cities and 21 stationed along the US-Mexican border.
Castillo says he plans to apply for asylum in Mexico rather than attempt to cross to the US but he added: 'They didn't say anything about where I could or couldn't go.'
No, as long as you get out of Mexico.
Puebla, just south of Mexico City, is where activists will hold a rally Friday and provide free access to immigration lawyers to help them apply for asylum in either Mexico or the US. The caravan will then officially disband although Irineo Mujica Arzate, the group's Mexico coordinator, predicted around 20 percent of the migrants could push on unsupervised. He told DailyMail.com the caravan was organized each year to highlight the plight of desperate Central American immigrants - not to storm the US border - and laughed off the idea they were a threat to the American people.
Well, let’s see, the organization’s name Pueblo sin Fronteras
means People Without Borders. And their demands
include “That they open the borders to us because we are as much citizens as the people of the countries where we are and/or travel” and “That deportations, which destroy families, come to an end”.
If you care about the preservation of the traditional U.S.A. in any recognizable form, these ideas coupled with mass migration are threats.
Once again, we can’t depend on Mexico to police our border. Let’s secure our own border, nobody else will do that.