The caravan that was headed to the United States from our neighboring nations to the south were reported to have thousands of migrants seeking asylum. The latest demand from the mob exposes the crowd for what they are: mercenaries:
Now these “migrants” are saying “give us $50,000 each to return home, or else we’ll bust down your border,” as Fox News reports:
Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said.
Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
The first group of caravan members, that included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure was chosen as a group.
“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa told the paper. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”
A letter from the second group of about 50 migrants arrived at the consulate around 1:20 p.m. asking the U.S. to speed up the asylum process and to admit up to 300 asylum seekers each day at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. Currently, around 40 to 100 are admitted.
“In the meantime, families, women and children who have fled our countries continue to suffer and the civil society of Tijuana continue to be forced to confront this humanitarian crisis, a refugee crisis caused in great part by decades of U.S. intervention in Central America,” the letter states.
American intervention in Central America, yes, should be addressed, but not in this way. Past administrations are undoubtedly guilty of some truly heinous acts. But demanding forced entry into the country and resorting to extortion just exposes the “migrants” for what they are, a mercenary force sent to invade.