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“Huge Caravan” Of Central American Refugees Is Headed For The U.S. Border

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Over 1,500 Central Americans are on a crusade across Mexico in the hopes of being granted asylum at the U.S. border – a move which is set to pose an enormous challenge to the Trump administration’s much campaigned about immigration policies, while reminding Trump’s base that they still don’t have the wall they elected him to build 14 months into his presidency.

“We want to become one, supporting us shoulder to shoulder and show that together we can break down borders,” say the caravan’s organizers.

Setting out six days ago and marching under the slogan “Migrantes en la lucha” (“Migrants in the Fight”) during holy week, the caravan comprised mostly of Hondurans was organized roughly a month ago by the mysterious group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders) – which solicited donations via Facebook and encouraged volunteers to contact them.

”Our mission is to provide shelter and safety to migrants and refugees in transit, accompany them in their journey, and together demand respect for our human rights,” reads the group’s mission statement.

The Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans and Guatemalans, flee their countries because of insecurity and because they are threatened by gang members, also because of the economic and political situation in the region. –proceso.hn (translated)

The crime rate is horrible, you can’t live there,” a migrant named “Karen” told BuzzFeed News on the side of a highway near the Southern Mexico town of Huixtla. “After the president [was sworn in] it got worse. There were deaths, mobs, robbed homes, adults and kids were beaten up.”

“They want to reach the border and ask for asylum, the majority flee from gang violence, extortion and police abuses,” says one of the organizers named Garibo.

 

Before setting out on the journey, the migrants were organized into groups of 10 to 15 people, and a leader was designated for each group. Five groups were then banded together in what organizers call a sector. While there are organizers from Pueblos Sin Fronteras leading the way, much of the effort to get to the US border is in the hands of the migrants themselves. –BuzzFeed

Migrants gathered for the march in the southern Mexico border town of Tapachula in advance of the march – where Pueblo Sin Fronteras conducted introductory workshops to help the Central Americans best navigate the United States once they arrive – including security drills in which male refugees are to form a wall around any threats to the women and children.

Help along the way

Despite a majority of the Hondurans being in Mexico illegally – which Mexican authorities have historically been stringent about, the caravan has not been stopped on its journey, and people from Mexican towns along the way have been helping the migrants. 

The group is also planning to take “the Train of Death” in Arriaga in order to expedite the journey north, and several towns have provided buses to help the migrants along.

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“La Bestia,” Train of Death (Luc Forsyth for BuzzFeed News)

…children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras — have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States. Despite their being in Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them. –BuzzFeed

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Adolfo Flores@aflores
Replying to @afloresThe municipality we’re at now is offering buses to get us to the next town. It’s been happening at several stops, I imagine they’re more interested in getting people out of their public squares.

Adolfo Flores@aflores
Replying to @aflores A local at the town the caravan is arriving brought bread and ham for people.Here the migrants are seen boarding covered hopper freight rail cars.

A video shows the migrants marching on the tracks and preparing to board the train in Arriaga.

In the train boarding video, a DJI Mavic Pro drone worth $1,000 to $1,300 USD was spotted. The march is depicted as a grassroots effort, but perhaps, there is some big money behind the movement.

BuzzFeed reporter Adolfo Flores has been embedded with the caravan, providing updates over Twitter:

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Replying to @aflores On the move again.

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Adolfo Flores@aflores The caravan is on day five of its trek and finally made it to Oaxaca.

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This morning the caravan, anticipating a long day walk, got up at 4am to beat the sun.

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Adolfo Flores@aflores
Replying to @aflores The caravan of Central Americans is getting ready to settle in for the day and make dinner.
 · Santiago Niltepec, OaxacaAbout 80% of them are from Honduras. Many said they are fleeing poverty, but also political unrest and violence that followed the swearing in of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández after a highly contested election last year. The group often breaks into chants of “out with JOH.” They also chant “we aren’t immigrants, we’re international workers” and “the people united will never be defeated.

Still, there are no guarantees on the route or assurances that once they reach the US border they’ll be able to cross undetected or be allowed to stay under some type of protection like asylum.

Alex Mensing, another organizer with Pueblos Sin Fronteras, made that point clear to the migrants before the group started out. He also stressed that everyone is responsible for their own food, water, and payment for vans or buses. Still, it’s far cheaper than being assaulted or falling into the hands of unscrupulous smugglers. –BuzzFeed

Here they come!

via www.zerohedge.com

19 COMMENTS

  1. looks like people from SXSW convention? in texas…being cynical here. .how about purging their gang and political problems (we do because we have a constitution)fight back !.they live in one of the most natural resource rich areas in the world ..by the way is soros organizing these .he did in Europe .this is the 2nd American revolution .we are on to the social engineering going on .we will not tolerate it any more .the old ad ho minim doesn’t work .we are not heartless or racist .thats a joke and another psych opp coming from the most evil humans that have ever occupied space on this planet

  2. Every illegal who gains entry into America is a vote for Communism – it must stop! Mexico is at fault for not refusing them transit across its borders and some unnamed community organizer is also at fault along with his benefactor Soros. It must be stopped or America is lost forever. It’s no harder than that! Refuse entry, refuse aid of any kind – if they make the transit, they take the repercussions. We owe them nothing, certainly not entry to help destroy America!!

  3. I believe that if these people have strong HEART to do the long travel. They also have the HEART and strength to fight for their country. That is why it is important like the USA to have a 2nd amendment in place. Citizens can protect themselves love ones and their right from governments like this. These people are not looking for asylum they want others to take care of them. They have been dependent on government but when government ignores them they turn on others for that support. Like I said if they have the strength and strong HEART to make this trip, they should return and fight for their families.

    • Thou are right We must turn away. If only for them to change their own country. We should not take their strong away from them. These people must do change for their own country.

  4. Every illegal who gains entry into America is a vote for Communism – it must stop! Mexico is at fault for not refusing them transit across its borders and some unnamed community organizer is also at fault along with his benefactor Soros. It must be stopped or America is lost forever. It’s no harder than that! Refuse entry, refuse aid of any kind – if they make the transit, they take the repercussions. We owe them nothing, certainly not entry to help destroy America!! The organizer is promising them riches in return for their committed Democrat vote and I can surmise that Soros is paying the bill as it is his goal to demolish the U.S., the communist dream to take down all that is good about being and living in America. It is not about humanity or poor souls – it’s power!!

  5. Turn them away, stand your ground, this is a Demo-Commie ploy, Obama is behind this move. The Dem/Coms are out to bring this country down. There are a lot of REAL American people that will defend our borders, for free. these people have been lied to by the Democrats.

  6. Cut off all funds to Central American and South American countries until they fix their problems…or just forever…this is the extreme of no smoking in your house and a quest or quest say oh yeah …and light up cigars and say what are you gonna do about it…they see turmoil here between DACA supporters and people not wanting to accept it…and see hope that will change…this is a blatant attempt to overthrow our government…we better wake up!!!!!!!!!…opinions will vary…

  7. This is just the latest attempt by the usual group of people & Soros money to make the rest of us look like scum. The fact is, who’s going to pay for all this, and for how many people, for how many decades? This is just the start. The average family barely has enough money as it is NOW. The dems are only interested in getting votes at any cost and we get to pay for it many ways over.

  8. This is such BULLSHYT apparently NOBODY knows what illegals mean anymore
    DONT LET THEM IN N DONT PAY A FREAKIN DIME TO SUPPORT OR TRANSPORT THEM ANYWHERE CLOSE THE BOARDERS LET MEXICO DEAL WITH THESE IGNORANT PPL NOT OUR PROBLEM CLOSE ALL BOARDERS NOW SHUT THEM DOWN NOW PERIOD

  9. When does this kind of stuff end. Europe has learned its lesson…and are clamping down especially Germany. These people need to fight for their own country just like our forefathers did…

  10. Refugees??
    But all look well fed to me….with some a bit over fed.
    But we all know they will get more “freebees” in the USA than at home.

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