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Caravan Showdown: Migrants Tear Down Guatemala Border Gate, Rush Towards Mexico

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Update (1800ET): As a surge of migrants broke through a steel fence that had been padlocked shut…

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CNN reports Mexican police in riot gear pushed them back, setting off smoke canisters, and Buzzfeed reports the use of tear gas.

Hundreds of Mexican Federal Police sealed the border as drones and helicopters hovered above the crowd, which waited on a bridge in sweltering heat…

The chaos calmed somewhat as migrants formed lines in a mass of humanity stretching across the bridge. Some returned to the Guatemalan side to buy water and food.

“Today, violent tides are trying to enter Mexico and they have hurt Mexican police. We did not use armed forces because we offered the obligation to help, “ Mexican Interior Secretary, Alfonso Navarrete Prida told Mexican Milenio television.

At least a dozen migrants stuck on the bridge have jumped into the river below.

At least 20 people were treated for injuries after clashes with authorities, including a Mexican reporter, according to the Guatemalan Red Cross.

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Migrants in a 4,000-strong caravan traveling north from Central America have trampled the Guatemalan border and are currently preparing for a push into Mexico.

They were two blocks from the border line in the Guatemalan town of Tecun Uman when they retreated.  It is not an indicator that they have changed their plans, but demonstrates the obstacles the group is facing. On Thursday and Friday, the group clashed with police in the town and fought with them as Mexican man who was supporting the march was arrested.

They are now making their way towards a bridge which traverses the Suchiate River. One migrant said: ‘One way or another, we will pass.’  –Daily Mail

Thursday evening, US and Mexican officials agreed on a plan to handle the appropaching caravan, according to Fox News.

Under the deal, which was developed over the course of several months, Mexico requested that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) establish shelters along its southern border with Central America, the official said. –Fox News

“Just today, the Mexican government, and this is a very important step, requested the intervention of the U.N., the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees, to help Mexico review any asylum claims from the members of the caravan,” Gutierrez said. “That will allow us to have a process by which in our border we will make sure that of serving human rights, respecting international law, if there are legitimate claims to refugee, those can be processed in a very clear way.”

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On Thursday, Mexico deployed hundreds of riot police to intercept the caravan, following demands by President Trump that Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador intervene before he has to deploy US troops.

I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” Trump Tweeted Thursday morning.
On Tuesday, Trump threatened to cut off aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador if they “allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States.”

Mexico said in a Thursday statement that it would also seek assistance from the United Nations refugee agency for help coordinating with Central American governments of countries from which the migrants originated.

Hundreds of federal police in riot gear fanned out on the international bridge in Suchiate, on the Mexican-Guatemalan border, as the caravan of several thousand Honduran migrants trekked toward the crossing.

Guatemala also sent police reinforcements to its side of the border, after Trump threatened to cut aid to the region, deploy the military and close the US-Mexican border if the migrants were allowed to continue.

A first group of several hundred migrants arrived late Wednesday in the border town of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, where they overflowed a local shelter, leaving many to sleep in the town square or on the street, an AFP correspondent said. –AFP

The new caravan, which began in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula with 150 migrants, is the second caravan from Honduras this year. The first caravan was largely disbanded, though a few asylum seekers successfully made it to US soil and were taken into custody.

40 COMMENTS

  1. Anyone but me notice how clean and wearing New clothes and sneakers that don’t even look broken in yet ,from people who have supposed to walked across one country into another!This is a well planned and well funded invasion during election time once again .Build the wall and save Our Country this is an invasion of home invaders “illegals” who have no respect for Our Laws they are not immigrants in any sense of the word!

    • I agree with you completely. If they make it across into US soil, it could easily destroy Trump’s chances for re-election in 2020. He must make his stand at the border with armed military if need be and shoot to kill. This is no different than if someone breaks into my house and I shoot the intruder.MAGA

      • Edie..I agree with you 100%. Trump should place the military 1000 ft apart along the wall with turret machine guns and give the order to shoot if any try to cross. The first 100 that fall will definitely make the other 3900 others go the hell back where they came from.

    • Yes Jeff , I notice there dress codes. They are being funded by some one. Seems odd that we can not identify there supporters.
      Just infiltrate the caravan with a few special agents is all one has to do.
      But, we haven’t yet.

    • VOTE RED NOV 2018 RED RED…IF
      it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. CLAPPER’S OWN CONFESSION
      AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2018, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT

  2. I don’t care what their F’n problems are back home. They seem to think they have a RIGHT to invade our country and demand we take care of them. No way this is some spontaneous get together. This is planned, implemented, & controlled, and all you need to do is look to Dem/Soros factions which are there, NOW, coaching these people on what to say so they get taken in as poor mistreated refugees.
    Personally I’d rather this was looked on as an Invasion by a foreign army to be met with Force. They’ve already proved they’ll use violence to get their way. I say violence needs to be met with MASSIVE violence.

  3. If this “Caravan” makes it to our border, they will become violent in their efforts to cross, and partake of all the FREE things they know they will receive! They MUST NOT be allowed to cross, as that would be the beginning of the end for We the People, we will LOSE our borders, and the civil war will ensue! The border in southern California will be the most difficult to protect, since the state leaders are IDIOTS, and will fight our own troops! This “Caravan” MUST NOT be allowed to cross our borders, and we should utilize ALL procedures available to defend them! This is OUR country, we MUST defend it Against All Enemies, both Foreign And Domestic! This would be an invasion, which is an act of war!!

    • I also agree. This is not good for the US. We can not take all these illegals in.There are no jobs, housing for food for all of them unless the illegal loving Democrates take several families into their homes which I know will not happen. We can thank the Dumocrates and Soros for this mess and it will affect them also. Crime will double because they will have no money to buy the needed things for their families. Build that wall with no door.

  4. This smells a lot like a George Soros trick to me
    and it stinks. His hatred for the United Stares seem to have no bounds. Looks like they are bringing the violence they are fleeing from, in Honduras, with them. Do you think it would be any different here if they didn’t get what they want? It’s an invasion force headed for the U. S. That journey could be dangerous for them, and for the American people, if they get here.

  5. A real bunch of gentle sweethearts busting down fences and gates and then attacking police is what I really want coming to my neighborhood. Right. Get the military to the border NOW. And, keep them there til the WALL IS BUILT.

    Looks like they are all MS13 or potential members.

    BTW Better arm the troops and pass the ammo. It’s gonna get worse before it gets better. Democraps are just plain nuts. Look how many of them are violent themselves.

  6. Shoot them on sight, an invading army of Soros trolls, we have quite enough of them. This is an invasion of our sovereign territory, OUR Country. Enemies, not friends, users not workers, dregs on any countries own people and treasury. Stop them they are a plague, both literally and figuratively. ENEMIES not refugees.

  7. when southern border is crossed by these people and they are firmly on American soil order them to return to mexico or be fired upon.

  8. At least have some snipers pick off some of the men that are all tattooed up and gang bangers.
    But they are probably hiding behind women and children.

  9. I don’t see how our US troops can stop them at the border, since I am sure we (the US) can’t use weapons. Should be “shoot on sight” and the rest would go back, as they don’t seem to be well armed–just rabble that intend to overpower the troops. We need to protect our borders, like every other country does, but if we use deadly force, the rest of the world will probably turn against us. I don’t envy President Trump, and the decisions he will have to make, to protect our country.

  10. THEY COME PREPARED WITH SUPLIES FOR THE TRIP AND WITH MONEY FOR THEIR EXPENSES AND EMERGENCIES, BUT OUR MEXICAN ALLIES WILL NOT ALLOW THEM TO ENTER MEXICO.. THOSE WHO TRY TO BREAK THE IMMIGRATION LAWS ARE WRONG, NOW IN THE USA THERE IS A PRESIDENT WHO HAS TO RESPECT AND KNOW HOW TO COMPLY WITH THE LAWS IN FORCE..

  11. SHOOT FIRST AND LET GOD SORT THEM OUT. PUT OUR MILITARY ON THE SOUTHERN BORDERS WITH LIVE AMMO AND WHEN THESE SO CALLED REFUGEES TRY TO INVADE OUR COUNTRY SHOW THEM BY SHOOTING THEM AND THEN MAYBE THEY WILL LEARN NOT TO TRY TO INVADE OUR COUNTRY. THIS IS TRULY AN INVASION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND OUR COUNTRY HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND OURSELVES. SHOOT THEM ALL. NO PITY FOR INVADERS..

  12. Hope liberal faced Chris Wallace is watching and listening to this invasion. Of course, someone-Soros is funding them. What do they eat? Where do they go to the bathroom? Many of them, I am sure, are truly in need, but they are not our problem. We have needy people right here in America and they are our responsibility

  13. As it stands, there are 3 people who don’t want President Trump to survive. Those people are: George Soros, David Brock, and Tom Steyer. They all have the funds, and have stated that they are going to work to take the President out of office, and destroy his presidency. George Soros has a hobby of destroying Countries, and has done it in the past. In fact, Hungary, his native Country, wants a piece of him, for interfering in their last election!! There is video of these people being paid to march to our Country, to overtake the Border guards, and rush the border to enter our Country. I’m sure they know ahead of time where they’re supposed to go, once they get to America. For a person like George Soros, the money is pocket change, as long as he’s successful. The people have just been tricked into coming to our Country, have already been given a down payment to come here, and put women and children that have come alone, without their parents , in front of the men as shields, so that they think they could overtake the guards and enter our Country. The President has put out the word to the Mexican, Guatamalan, and El Salvadoran governments that he will stop sending money to them, unless they get stopped. This is why there is such a large police presence down there to help us. It’s also why the head of their group was found and arrested, along with 3 of his followers. This is just a DemocRATic ploy, when it all gets boiled down, and anyone who votes for anyone in that party can look for more of the same, since they want to turn our Country into North America, which is part of George Soros’ master plan, called Agenda 21. This way people can come and go freely, including terrorists, since they won’t be checked without ICE or Border Patrol there to do their job, and we could have people blown up and worse, at any time. If that’s the type of Country you want, vote for a DemocRAT.

  14. Send our Soldiers,And Marines,to OUR southern border,Equipped with M-60 Machine guns,and plenty of ammo,There is NOTHING meaner,than a bunch of pissed off Soldiers and Marines,that don’t want to be there,in the first place.

  15. Will the Communist Party headed by Pelosi and Waters get off drugs for one day and understand most of us do not want what you want. Two racist making the decision for all, make it for your voters they still believe your lies.
    We want safe borders, controlled immigration safe streets, people with manners, law abiding, use guns for Hunting or target practice, no machete but knives for eating and work projects. We want people that can learn and speak English first and their native tongue at home or when required. We want people who won’t game our laws and systems, people who won’t attack our Police and Firefighters. We don’t want anyone who bashes down a fence to get into OUR Country, who requires us to keep adding Policemen just to tame an unruly crowd. We certainly don’t need people coming to OUR country waving their countries flag. My mother was an immigrant and I never saw the flag of her origin until I was 16 yrs. old, America was her country as far as it goes and she said it many times. Stop! get in line go back and help your country become great.
    Our founders fought a war to do it, what right do these marches have to break the laws they fought and died for. Stop crying, we have enough of our own criminals born in this country now we do not need mre gamer’s to add to the Chaos.

  16. Wait until they stop getting America’s assistance that they are living off of now. Then they will know poor, let George feed them, he arms them now so it should be his job.

  17. [I am a snarky SOB. You’ve been warned]

    I love the chuckle-head flying two different (and non-US) national flags … while storming the gates. If you are so proud of your nation you are flying their flag while charging a line of riot police … why do we want you in our country again?

    If you are that proud of your country, why aren’t you staying there and trying to make it a better place?

    Beyond your ability to scale fences while waving TWO flags, what skills do you bring to America which would contribute to our economy and social well-being?

    Lastly, if you are that much of an asylum seeker, why didn’t you avail yourself of the embassies, or consulates, within your own home countries?

    Here some guess-timate responses on my part:
    We don’t want economic migrants. Your Homeland really is a s**thole country, but that’s not our fault. Don’t try to guilt us into thinking it is. We will take actual asylum seekers and people with skills the US economy needs and possesses in short supply. Odds are you don’t qualify for either – see below.

    You aren’t coming here to make YOUR country a better place, but to make my country a worse place by taking a low-wage, entry level position then lobbying like crazy for all the benefits in the World. Just saying …

    I hope the prison you might just end up in, providing you actually make it over the US border, has better security. You would qualify to be a crackerjack ‘Second Story’ man on the ‘outside’ though.

    Face it – if you could have applied for a visa, or asylum legally, you would have. You don’t qualify so you are part of this massive PR stunt instead, meant to make we US citizens feel bad. Most of us DO NOT. We see through this charade and despise you for being part of it. Stop. Turn around. Go home. I don’t think you understand the hatred which will be leveled your way if you make it to the US. The legitimate immigrant community will not appreciate your presence as it makes them all look guilty by association. Your Liberal/Progressive friends are not your friends. In fact, you are only useful to them when you are made to suffer … so they can milk you for media Pity Points.

    [As a final Warning … or not]

    We will catch you. When we do, we will harvest your organs for our people’s needs then send your crippled body back home. The only part of you which will stay in the US will be the parts which keep American citizens alive. We will let all your newfound medical difficulties be a burden for your Homeland’s medical infrastructure to bear. Bye now. You’ve been warned. 3:)

  18. BUILD THE WALL, MILITARY ENFORCED………More welfare collectors, which will be a bigger deficit….Lets hope all the working people have put in for overtime…….LET THOSE illegals clean up their own country instead of trying to invade another………..ITS TIME for WE THE PEOPLE to take the safety of our USA to another level…….The Constitution clearly gives us that right……..

    SERVE & PROTECT THE USA……….

  19. I am confident I am not in the minority in concluding Onama hidden away in open sight in Washington is the principal conspirator in the motivation and financing of this well orchestrated attack by the rebellious mob. If our attorney general will pick up his phone and call the FBI to investigate we will all get an education.

  20. IF Mexico does NOT Stop the “migrants”, I would suggest that the USA Border Patrol/Customs be ordered to do a 100% stop & search of Every car, truck, train, boat, pedestrian, coming from Mexico into the USA.
    WE are a sovereign nation. WE are NOT Obligated to take in every impoverished, poorly educated, unskilled person in the WORLD, who’d like to live HERE, in the “Lifestyle in which they’d like to become accustomed”, courtesy of the American TAX PAYER Funded WELFARE, Healthcare, & Education systems.
    ALL those countries who complain that WE are actually enforcing OUR LAWS. should loose their USA “aid” &/or have a score of these “migrants” shipped to their shores.

    • if they are allowed to come in more will follow, they all will apply for social welfare, food stamps and medical assistance. Our taxes will go to support these large amount of people it will be a long time for them to find jobs and with the amount coming in it will be impossible to get a job right away. They will come in and demand to be taken care off. they will demand decent housing, support and education. the quality of our children’s education will be diminished since the amount of children not speaking the language will slow the teachers trying to teach our children plus the amount of children in the room. Our safety will be totally unstable since those that get desperate will be braking into our homes to get food and money. The street will not be safe for us or our children we must look at the consequences. Someone is promoting this and paying them to come here the timing is just too organized. please support our president Trump to stop this before it gets worse we can not allow millions of people to come into our country for us to support and give up our way of life to them. The BILLIONS OF DOLLARS GIVEN EACH YEAR TO THOSE COUNTRIES SHOULD GO TO CLOSING THE BORDER !!!!!!!!!!!! We can have several companies work day and night to close it before they get here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. I am so frustrated at this mess!! I want my country back! This is insane! We the People also need to go to our border and fight for our nation. These f***let’s need to be met at our border with a whole nation of pissed off Americans! Let me know if you are in!?

  22. DEMS ARE FOR AN OPEN BOARDER POLICY, BUT I DON’T SEE THEM LINING UP FOR AN “OPEN YOUR HOME” POLICY. POLITICIANS AND CELEBS HAVE THE $s TO SUPPORT A FAMILY OR TWO, AND SEE THEM THRU’ THE PROCESS OF BECOMING CITIZENS, WITH JOBS. IF NO JOBS, ADOPTION IS AN AVENUE. OH, WAIT I FORGOT; THEY’RE MOVING TO OTHER COUNTRIES ‘CAUSE TRUMP WON. ALL THE LATE NITE TALK SHOWS MUST BE RE-RUNS.

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