90 Miles From Tyranny : Mexico Caves to Trump: Sends Out Planeloads of Police to Stop Migrant Caravan Dead in its Track

Friday, October 19, 2018

Mexico Caves to Trump: Sends Out Planeloads of Police to Stop Migrant Caravan Dead in its Track

When news came earlier this week that another migrant caravan that started in Honduras was on its way to the United States, President Donald Trump laid down the law with Mexico and Honduras.

“The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” the president tweeted.

The U.S. gave $175 million in aid to Honduras last fiscal year, according to The Hill.

And this morning, he told Mexico they needed to stop such caravans or he would close the border.

“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 wrote on Twitter.
Now, that show of strength seems to have impressed itself upon Mexico.

From Daily Caller News Foundation:
Mexico sent federal police to its southern border Wednesday with a warning that they will detain and deport any members of a highly publicized migrant caravan who try to enter the country without a visa.
The police officers arrived in two planes in Tapachula, a border city that is a popular waypoint for migrants coming up through Central America to cross into Mexico. Local media reports showed hundreds of agents deplaning, some carrying riot gear.

In a statement released Wednesday evening, the Mexican foreign ministry said any of the caravan migrants entering the country “in an irregular manner” will be arrested and administratively deported if appropriate. Migrants who claim they are fleeing violence and want to petition for asylum must do so at the border, while remaining in a government-run camp for up to 45 days, the statement also said.

And the Mexican government had already said entry visas would not be granted to migrants who don’t meet “the requirements to transit toward a neighboring country.” They have also said they don’t grant visas at the border but only at Mexican consulates abroad.

The caravan which started in Honduras has now swelled by some estimates to around 3000 people.

The people in the caravan say they are fleeing conditions in Honduras and hope to get refugee status in Mexico or visas to enter Mexico to be able to get to...Read More HERE

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