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‘Mother Of All Caravans’ Forming In Honduras – Up To 20,000 Hope To Cross US Border: Report

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Mexico is bracing for the “mother of all caravans,” after Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero warned on Wednesday “We have information that a new caravan is forming in Honduras, that they’re calling ‘the mother of all caravans,’ and they are thinking it could have more than 20,000 people.”

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The figure has been disputed by activists such as Irineo Mujica of group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, who has accompanied several caravans in Mexico and said in a statement that “there has never been a caravan of the size that Sanchez Cordero mentioned.”

Olga Sánchez Cordero

According to AP, past caravans have hit “very serious logistical hurdles at 7,000 – strong.”

Honduran activist Bartolo Fuentes, who accompanied a large caravan last year, dismissed the new reports as “part of the U.S. government’s plans, something made up to justify their actions.”

Later Thursday, Honduras’ deputy foreign minister, Nelly Jerez, denied that a “mother of all caravans” was forming in her country.

“There is no indication of such a caravan,” Jerez said. “This type of information promotes that people leave the country.” –AP

Sánchez Cordero made the comments alongside US Secretary of Homeland Security earlier this week in Miami, Florida.

Meanwhile, around 2,500 Central Americans and Cubans are currently making their way through Mexico’s southern state of Chipas right now in yet another caravan. Last year’s caravans contained up to 10,000 people at some points.

Mexico’s tolerance for the caravans is wearing thin it seems, as they have stopped giving migrants humanitarian visas at the border, while some previously hospitable towns along the well-traveled route are have stopped allowing caravans to spend the night.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that Mexico is doing its part to fight immigrant smuggling.

“We are going to do everything we can to help. We don’t in any way want a confrontation with the U.S. government,” he said. “It is legitimate that they are displeased and they voice these concerns.”

Sanchez Cordero has pledged to form a police line of “containment” around Mexico’s narrow Tehuantepec Isthmus to stop migrants from continuing north to the U.S. border.

The containment belt would consist of federal police and immigration agents, but such highway blockades and checkpoints have not stopped large and determined groups of migrants in the past. –AP

System-wide meltdown

In a Thursday letter to the House and Senate, Homeland Secretary Nielsen made an “urgent request” for assistance to stop what she described as a tide of migrants overwhelming the border, according to CBS News.

“DHS facilities are overflowing, agents and officers are stretched too thin, and the magnitude of arriving and detained aliens has increased the risk of life-threatening incidents,” wrote Nielsen – citing the increasing number of migrants arriving each month in large groups.

Nielsen wrote that her “greatest concern was for the children,” as Customs and Border Protection currently has over 1,200 unaccompanied children in custody. The Trump administration has been widely criticized for earlier policies towards migrant children, such as separating families and keeping minors in poorly equipped detention facilities.

Nielsen also asked for more detention facilities in her letter, a point of disagreement which nearly led to a second shutdown this year. Democrats have reasoned that capping Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detention beds would force the administration to narrow its ramped-up deportation efforts.

Nielsen said that the Department of Health and Human Services would require more emergency resources such as medical and legal assistance to handle the influx of children. She also asked that Congress grant more authority to DHS to return unaccompanied migrant children from Central America to their countries, saying that putting these minors in the custody of sponsors in the U.S. becomes a “pull” factor for more migrants to make the trip north. –CBS News

“Let me be clear: the journey of any migrant — especially at the hands of a smuggler or trafficker — is not a safe one,” reads the letter. “We must be able to come together on a bipartisan basis to take action.”

via zerohedge

36 COMMENTS

  1. CLOSE THE WALL, PRESIDENT TRUMP! STOP THIS CRAZINESS. COUNTRIES HAVE USED US
    ENOUGH! Hoping that our President as he has done since he was elected, will indeed close
    that wall and stop this craziness

    • As our chosen President says, BUILD THAT WALL. It sounds like we also may have to reinforce the number of people with which to enforce our laws. Maybe we should send Pelosi, Shumer Cortes and others to watch a disaster in the making. After all, they helped to create the problem. Who gives these people the right to break into our country? The left that is who. MAGA RVN 68-69

      • drop off 20 or more each at, palosis house, scumbags house , indian fakers house , maxines house, the clintons 10 million dollar house, the obumas 8 million dollar house, then send the rest of them to California’s governor’s house, tell them this is your house, demand food, clothing and money .

      • I can’t stand to see another one of these people in my state California. They are already the majority in my state and they all get free services and it is killing us tax payers. Newsome our worthless Governor wants all these leeches to come here because all these invading rats vote for the disgusting Dems for all the free shit they give them. Those people have ruined our state already and many are moving out. We are paying the highest prices on gas, housing, utilities so we can give these rats a better life while we have less and less to live on. Stay at home you monsters we don’t want any of you here. No matter where you go in my state they are everywhere and all you here is their language. They just come for the freebies and to take advantage of our own people. It has to stop or riots will break out in CA.

        • Close the border Mr. President please!!!! We need the wall asap and electrify it so they can’t crawl over or dig under. Let these suckers stay on their own country and change things there and fight your corrupt government but stay away from our country you leeches.

      • Tell that Caravan they better get their shots for lead poisoning……..FACTS are that lead poisoning can lead to death……..

    • I live in San Diego in a nice home close to downtown. At night we are beginning to have old cars parked in the street at night and leaving very early in the morning. My roof mounted security indicates people are sleeping in the cars. If they break into my yard, my large dog will eat them and then I will be spending money on a lawyer and doctor. Illegals have rights and I have very few in California. ONLY IN DEMOCRATIC CALIFORNIA!!

  2. WE NEED THAT WALL AND A LOT OF HONEST ICE PEOPLE TO TURN THEM AWAY.. EVEN BY FORCE.. THEY CAN NOT DEMAND THE RIGHTS TO COME TO USA AND THEN MAKE MORE DEMANDS FOR FREEBIES.. THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED AND PRESIDENT TRUMP NEED TO CLOSE THE BORDERS ASAP

  3. We can do our part by not spend ing our money 💰by visiting Mexico for vacation until they stop these illegal caravans from invading our country.The group’s that encourage them to violate our laws should be rounded up and prosecuted for vio!at ing our immigration laws.😡

    • I will never go to Mexico, why would I Mexico is in California already and I can’t stand to look at these people any more. There will be riots soon in my state because they are chocking the life out of us already.

  4. It’s time to use whatever force is necessary to keep them out. Send the children and ALL illegals home. With the democrats doing what they are it isn’t any ssafer here. We need to take care of the people that are already here. The democrats don’t care abut these people. All they want is illegal votes.

  5. What difference does it make if it’s 2 people or 20000 ? They are illegal once they try to cross the border period
    . Call them illeagals , Invaders , or lost Mf’rs when they get to our borders do like any other country would do. Stop em starve em , shoot em whatever !!! Break in your a burglar die , it’s on you
    We have legal ways to get in , use them or suffer the Fate you have asked for.

  6. We need people in those 3 country’s telling them not to come to the US border they won’t get in. Soros and his gang are pushing them to come with lies about how easy it is to make the trip for free food money and housing. I think we are being too soft on these invaders we need to be real tough to scare them off and forget about what the press will say!

  7. President Trump should ask for volunteer border force about 100, 000 men.
    I would give my country 90 days a year, supply my own weapons and ammo and sleeping bag. All it the would cost the government would be 2 MRE’s a day.
    Station us 500 yards from the border 1/2 mile apart.
    We could sight the weapons, and when the first illegal alien foot hits the ground one round in the head,as well as any liberal dem bloodsucker caught aiding and abetting them
    Leave the bodies lay ther. Th eimigration would be stoppe completely in90 days

  8. I think it’s time to start using deadly force! These are Invaders and need to be treated as such!
    If they try to bum rush the border let the law enforcement and soldiers shoot to kill!
    THIS IS AN INVASION!

  9. Please shot down the border. Is the only solution.
    Otherwise, if the migrants are allowed to cross it
    keep them in a liberal state like California.
    Pelosi and her cronies have to learn the lesson.

  10. They are coming here to live off the Welfare System! No welfare to non-citizens, they’ll stop coming here! No English, No Welfare!

    • and how about the latest, Chelsie Clintonface says she may make a run for office, did we have enough of the clinton crooks, erased emails by the Thousands, got Americans killed in Benghazi , gave the Russians radium, har father while sitting president, played hide the weenie in the oval office, the dem lib party with their abortion, killing of live babies, voting in muslims in our country, putting perverts in the ladies bathrooms, wanting illegals to be allowed to flood our country and be able to vote, trying to abolish the electoral college because they lost, backing a soc. path for running for office, praised mueller that his report was going to hang Trump, then when he gave it to them not to their liking, threw him under the bus, and now they are desperate for votes, want 16 year old children to be allowed to vote, they would brain wash them like Adolf Hitler did in Germany,as soon as a child became a certain age, he went into Hitler’s training, when is enough going to be enough and investigate these traitors to America and put them where they belong.d

  11. CLOSE THE BOARDERS NOW, SEND THEM ALL BACK FROM WHERE THEY CAME FROM, GET THE BUSES READY AND THE TRAINS. TAKE THE ONES IN DETENTION CENTERS SEND THEM BACK ALSO. STOP RELEASING THESE PEOPLE INTO OUR COUNTRY. THEY DON’T BELONG HERE. THIS IS OUR COUNTRY, LISTEN TO THE CITIZEN OF AMERICA WE DON’T WANT THEM HERE UNLESS THEY COME HERE LEGALLY.

  12. BOYCOTT MEXICO … DO NOT GO FOR “SPRIG BREAK” It Is “NOT SAFE” IN MEXICO!!! With all those Caravan’s raping 1 out of EVERY “3” Women and Little Girls? Do you really think you will be SAFE IN MEXICO? “HELL NO” You will be in HARM’S WAY! They DO NOT REPORT even half the crimes going on down there. PLUS, Our President Might “CLOSE THE BORDER” while your down there? DON’T GO!!!

  13. Build that Wall Mr. president. When it is done the Americans don’t believe this is happening send them all on the other side of it. Some Americans need to find out about things like this the hard way since they keep making fun about this and doubting

  14. Hopefully, California’s governor, the celebrities & most of the legislators, who really, really want open borders, will be generous & compassionate enough to dip into their own pockets to pay for the housing, education, healthcare, etc. of all the onslaught of thousands more illegals coming into the U.S., since the government doesn’t seem to have the manpower or money to handle the onslaught. See how long that will last….but, come on, all you bleeding heart liberals; take care of these people that you want here.

  15. Study: Migrants Using Nearly 2X the Welfare of Native-Born Americans

    Households headed by foreign non-citizens living in the United States, including legal and illegal aliens, use nearly twice as much welfare as native-born Americans, research finds.
    In recently released research by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), analysts discovered that about 63 percent of non-citizen households, those who live legally and illegally in the U. S., use some form of public welfare while only about 35 percent of native-born American households are on welfare.
    Likewise, roughly 50 percent of naturalized citizens — those who legally immigrated to the country and became citizens — use taxpayer-funded welfare, as well as about 55 percent of all households headed by legal immigrants, those who are naturalized citizens and those who are not yet citizens.
    Non-citizen households are more than twice as likely to use food welfare programs and Medicaid when compared to native-born American households. Only about 21 percent of native-born American households use food welfare programs and 23 percent use Medicaid.
    Meanwhile, 45 percent of non-citizen households use food welfare programs and 50 percent are on Medicaid.
    California and Texas have the most expansive welfare-dependent immigration. For example, more than 7-in-10 non-citizen households in California use at least one form of welfare compared to just 35 percent of native-born American households that use welfare in the state.
    In Texas, nearly 70 percent of non-citizen households use welfare. Similar to California, only 35 percent of native-born American households are on welfare.
    President Trump said he wanted an end to all welfare-dependent legal immigration that burdens American taxpayers with the costs.
    “I don’t like the idea of people coming in and going on welfare for 50 years, and that’s what they want to be able to do—and it’s no good,” Trump said.
    This year, the Trump administration is considering a new regulation that would effectively ban legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the U. S. if they are a burden on American taxpayers.
    Currently, there is an estimated record high of 44.5 million foreign-born residents living in the U. S. This is nearly quadruple the immigrant population in 2000. The vast majority of those arriving in the country every year — more than 1.5 million annually — are low-skilled, poor or working class foreign nationals.
    The legal immigration controls would be a boon for American taxpayers in the form of an annual $57.4 billion tax cut — the amount taxpayers spend every year on paying for the welfare, crime, and schooling costs of the country’s mass importation of 1.5 million new, mostly low-skilled legal immigrants.

    The majority of the more than 1.5 million foreign nationals entering the country every year use about 57 percent more food stamps than the average native-born American household. Overall, immigrant households consume 33 percent more cash welfare than American citizen households and 44 percent more in Medicaid dollars. This straining of public services by a booming 44 million foreign-born population translates to the average immigrant household costing American taxpayers $6,234 in federal welfare.

    What a surprise! Illegal immigrants taking more government freebies than hard-working Americans. Who’d have thunk it? I don’t understand why I haven’t seen this news on CNN?

  16. They will have learned from the last few caravans of what to do and what not to do. This is where the government needs to lay down a law that would make it an act of treason to aid these individuals in this caravan that has absolutely no “wiggle-room” for the bleeding hearts. The easiest way to dispatch this caravan now is to close the border asap. These attacks are becoming more frequent and even less appealing. I have a feeling that these caravans are going to get more and more aggressive in action, too. Hopefully I am wrong. Close the borders and beef up security more than what it was ever before with our military if the Mexican government will not stop these border attacks.

  17. If NO wall, then I say build Guard Station’s every couple of hundred feet, armed Military ready to shoot. This is an INVASION and should be treated as such.
    The first and most important duties of the President is protect the Citizens. Read the Constitution.

  18. when the next slowdown comes to the economy and it will happen someday and the jobs start drying up how can we as a country sustain all of the benefits that will need to be paid out to make sure all of these people are taken care of . These illegals are just that illegal and why should any one of them be given a pass to break the first law (come in legally) that their new country asks of them . The Democrats want the illegals here to get the votes because it is just beyond belief that they really think that any country can sustain the invasion that is going on right now at our southern border. If Pelosi, Shumer the creepy peek over his goggle guy or Shiff the sneaky looking snake oil salesman love these people and want to mingle with them they should build housing for them in their neighborhoods and take down their fences to show these illegals what really open borders look like instead of hiding behind their fancy walls and security systems. These rich politicians know the illegals won’t come to their rich neighborhoods but will settle in where the common folk live so whatever happens to the common folk is fine with them. These politicians will not even go to the border to shake these illegals hands and say welcome to America .

  19. Time to close the Southern Border Mr. President. As long as Soros is paying for this to happen it will continue. He is using our taxpayer dollars to do it and that is a disgrace. All organizations receiving government funds need to be re-evaluated and funds withheld until their policies show that they are helping Americans. Funding people to break our laws and paying for abortions is no help for anyone. Sending money out of the country has to be reigned in because it is out of control and managed by too many people like George Soros who is determined to ruin the United States.

  20. I think that all US aid money to central American countries and Mexico
    should be stopped immediately. Apparently these countries are not using it to improve living conditions for their people or they wouldn’t be
    leaving in droves risking their safety and lives!! It amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars yearly and yet…. we now have to take care of all the illegals immigrants too. What is wrong with this picture?? Close the border, build the wall and stop all aid money to these countries. Have our wonderful military stand guard and shot on site!! Lock and load people! What part of illegal do these progressive Alinsky democrats not understand? Let’s keep America a soverign nation!!
    Trump 2020. Our only hope 🙏🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  21. Shoot all illegal immigrants as they are coming over the border. When they realize that America does not want them and they see bodies dropping they will return home. They are so disgusting they would never be allowed to enter any other country in this way. They would be stopped immediately, probably shot or gassed.
    I am sick of seeing these Central Americans on my streets looking for freebies. I pay a fortune in taxes and I am not subsidizing them. They are invaders entering my country illegally. Nothing is sacred to these animals, just push through the border and do as they please. My family came into the country legally. These Democraps who are assisting them are Satan’s children. Put up that wall now. Unfortunately we will find it difficult to get rid of these trashy animals that are here now. Shut the border with Mexico tonight. Now. Cut off the aid to those Central American Countries. Shoot them now.

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