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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Links - 29th November 2018 (Caravan)

I've enough to make a dedicated links post on this

Migrants in Caravan Turn Down Mexican Offer of Work Permits, Asylum - "Only about 1700 of the estimated 7,000 Central American refugees in a caravan heading to the U.S. border have accepted an offer from the Mexican government for asylum. The rest, now about 1,000 miles from the U.S. border, are continuing on their way... There is no doubt the migrants are fleeing poverty and violence. So why not accept Mexico's generous offer of asylum and benefits?... The American media has deliberately chosen to see the caravan as a genuine migration of people fleeing for their lives, and aren't even investigating who is behind the migration and what their motives are. They would love nothing better than a confrontation at the U.S. border. What a great story that would be! The ogre Trump denying women and children succor and asylum. Meanwhile, other caravans are forming and the potential for a human wave coming toward the U.S. from Central America grows."

Migrant caravan says no to work visas in Mexico heads to U.S. border - "The Mexican government has sent planeloads of police to southern Mexico and warned the caravan its participants were not welcome to traverse Mexico, but authorities have been unable to slow it so far. The caravan has crossed closed borders and pushed past police blockades since departing Honduras in mid-July. It has also inspired additional caravans... Denis Omar Contreras, a caravan coordinator with the migrants-advocacy group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, told USA TODAY that the caravan's goal, Tijuana, offered the participants more employment opportunities... Migrants traveling in the caravan said they want to reach the United States rather than stay in Mexico, where the daily minimum wage is just $4.50... "You can make enough money to eat in Honduras, but not much else""
Are Mexican liberals slamming their government for its brutality?

Mexican Police Block New Migrant Caravan From Guatemala - "Several hundred migrants tried to cross the Suchiate River from Guatemala to Mexico en masse on Monday, but were met by ranks of Mexican federal police who blocked them from entering. The standoff on the riverbank follow a more violent confrontation that occurred on the nearby bridge over the river the night before, when migrants tossed rocks and used sticks against Mexico police... The migrants had gasoline bombs made of soft-drink bottles, and improvised PVC tubes to launch fireworks or other projectiles... Guatemala’s Interior Ministry said the second group had wounded Guatemalan police and used children as human shields... Navarrete Prida said Mexican federal police and immigration agents were attacked with rocks, glass bottles and fireworks when migrants broke through a gate on the Mexican side of the border, but were prevented from entering. Navarrete said some of the attackers carried guns and firebombs"

Caravan Packed With Hundreds Of Convicted Criminals, Gang Members, Feds Say - "A new report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that there are hundreds of convicted criminals or known gang members traveling in the migrant caravan that is traveling through Mexico to the U.S. southern border... "Mexican officials have also publicly stated that criminal groups have infiltrated the caravan. We also continue to see individuals from over 20 countries in this flow from countries such as Somalia, India, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh"... DHS's report also included an October 29 statement from the Mexican ambassador to the U.S., who described some of the caravan members as "very violent," saying, "Unfortunately, some of the people in the caravan have been very violent against authority, even though they have offered the possibility of entering in compliance with immigration law and refugee status.""

The Caravan Challenges the Integrity of U.S. Borders - "Short of an election-eve exoneration by Robert Mueller, it would be hard to imagine a nicer October surprise for Donald Trump than an attempt by thousands of unauthorized immigrants to force the borders of the United States. It dramatizes every one of his themes, but none more spectacularly than this: his claim that his opponents will not defend the borders of the United States... Organizers seem to hope that the unprecedented mass of the caravan will overawe Mexican and U.S. authorities... The theory behind the caravans—this latest, and its smaller predecessors over the past 15 years—is that Central Americans have valid asylum claims in the United States because of the pervasive underemployment and gang-violence problems in their countries. If that claim is true, that is a claim shared not only by the thousands in the current caravan, but by the millions back home. A 2013 Pew survey found that 58 percent of Salvadorans would move to the United States if they could... Trump’s election owes something to the surge across the U.S.’s southern border in the summer of 2014. Tens of thousands of women and children crossed the border in only a few weeks. Many of those who entered in 2014 remain in the United States to this day, even after their cases have been negatively adjudicated, because they have disregarded their removal orders and vanished into the vast U.S. population of unauthorized immigrants... If liberals insist that only fascists will defend borders, then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals will not do"

Migrant caravan: Hundreds reach Tijuana on US border - "The group of 400, which includes LGBTQ migrants, broke away from the larger caravan of 5,000 people in Mexico City.US Defence Secretary James Mattis said he would go to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday, his first visit since thousands of troops were deployed.Larger groups are expected to arrive at the border in the coming days."
Funny, we were told that they were supposed to take months and that Trump's mobilising the military was a cynical election ploy

Migrant caravan update: Violence erupts as migrants pack into Tijuana, Mexico - "about 300 local residents gathered by the encampment to demand the migrants leave the upscale Playas de Tijuana neighborhood and go to the facility.During a confrontation that lasted more than three hours, area residents sang the Mexican national anthem and waved Mexican flags. They chanted “Mexico! Mexico!” each time a bus transporting migrants left the beach for the temporary shelter.
Looks like Mexico has "Nazis" too

Flash - C.American caravan gains speed, more migrants reach border - The buses dropped them off in the town of Navojoa, in the northern state of Sonora, then returned to pick up a second group of 2,000 migrants who had stayed behind... the caravan is moving far more quickly through the dangerous and sparsely populated north than it did through the south and center of the country, thanks to donated transport -- sometimes from local authorities who would rather send the migrants on their way than host them in shelters."

Migrant caravan: Mexico to deport group which stormed US border - "Mexico will deport up to 500 migrants who attempted to storm the US border, according to its interior ministry. The group were rounded up after trying to cross the border "violently" and "illegally"... The ministry added that, "far from helping their objectives", the migrants' actions had violated the legal migration framework and could have led to a "serious incident"... number managed to climb over the first fence. It was as they tried to cross a second, spike-topped wall that officials on the US side began throwing tear gas. An AFP journalist saw the migrants - including mothers and children - trying to protect themselves from the gas, with some crying out that they only wanted to find a work and a better life in the US. Associated Press journalist Chris Sherman said he had seen parents running away with choking toddlers... Mr Trump has deployed about 5,800 troops to the border. He previously described the migrants as an "invasion"."
Mexico must be full of Nazis
Maybe if you bring your children, it's not considered an invasion even if you violently storm a border in a group (needless to say, illegally)

Shouting 'Mexico First,' Hundreds In Tijuana March Against Migrant Caravan - "The message for the migrant caravan was clear from marchers on Sunday in Tijuana, Mexico: We don't want you here. "We want the caravan to go; they are invading us," said Patricia Reyes, a 62-year-old protester, hiding from the sun under an umbrella. "They should have come into Mexico correctly, legally, but they came in like animals."... Demonstrators held signs reading "No illegals," "No to the invasion" and "Mexico First."... "I would dare say that not all of them are migrants," Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum said last week in an interview with Milenio television, suggesting some members of the caravan were criminal infiltrators. "Sure, there are some good people in the caravan, but many are very bad for the city."
Is it racism if they're all Hispanic?

Tim Pool - "So the migrant caravan rejected an offer of asylum for the most part (about 1300 applied out of around 10,000)
Most refused the job fair in Tijuana
They are now rushing the US border
Videos today show dozens of men rushing the border as many throw stones
DHS reported intel suggested this would happen.
Unions used to oppose illegal immigration because it depresses wages.
The left used to call open borders a right wing conspiracy to bring in unskilled and low wage workers.
Why is it now the left defending this?"

WATCH: MSNBC Reporter Destroys Media's Narrative About Caravan Migrants - "MSNBC reporter Gadi Schwartz busted the media's narrative that the caravan migrants are mostly women and children on Monday while reporting from Tijuana, Mexico. Schwartz appeared on MSNBC's "Live with Velshi & Ruhle" where he reported that one migrant woman that he spoke to "admitted that she had not actually expected to cross and was really participating to protest; she also later stated that her intention was to go to the United States to work, rather than to apply for asylum"... "The truth is, the majority of the people that are in this caravan, especially outside — if we can make our way all the way over there, we’ll show you the majority of them are men""

Kirstjen Nielsen agrees migrants ARE using children as 'human shields' - "A Honduran migrant in the caravan held a sign as he crossed from Guatemala into Mexico reading: 'Donald Trump, we are not criminals, we are workers who want to work'... 'They were chanting, waving a Honduran flag, and throwing rocks at the agents,' Scott said. 'If they were truly asylum seekers, they would have just walked up with their hands up and surrendered. And that did not take place.'... Asylum applicants must persuade American officials that they have a 'credible fear' of returning to their own countries, a task made harder when they wave those nations' flags"
Given that at least one has admitted that he's an economic migrant...

Obama Used Tear Gas At Least 80 Times at Border - "Under the Obama Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) law enforcement officials, including Border Patrol agents, utilized tear gas against migrants at or near the border at least 80 times between FY2012 and early FY2017... Despite media reports to the contrary, CBP officers and agents operating under the Trump Administration responded the same way they did during the Obama Administration when, in 2013, migrants rushed the same stretch of border, Breitbart News’ Neil Munro reported.Democrat congressional leaders and Hollywood activists teamed up to condemn the Trump Administration’s use of force in defending the border but ignored President Obama’s prior, identical response.Pop star Rihanna accused the Trump Administration of “terrorism” for spraying tear gas at the border. Others called for the president’s impeachment over the clash. Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said the migrant caravan members are like the Jews fleeing the Holocaust, while Vermont Senator and possible 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called President Trump’s use of force “authoritarian.”"

Commentary: Caravan confirms what Trump has been saying for weeks - "On Sunday, hundreds of would-be illegal immigrants gathered at the U.S. border to make a massive contribution to the Trump 2020 re-election campaign. They chanted that they weren't bound by the idea of borders and laws ("We are not criminals! We are international workers!"). They hurled rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents. They rushed the border itself, cutting holes in fencing and climbing walls. They forced authorities to use tear gas to protect themselves and turn back the mob. The San Ysidro Port of Entry was forced to close for more than five hours.In other words, they confirmed what President Trump has been saying for weeks about the caravan and what it represents. And, like clockwork, the president's progressive opponents have been answering his extreme rhetoric with their own. The video of crowds of caravan participants pushing their way through border fencing or throwing rocks at uniformed Americans is disturbing. Even more disturbing is the fact that the caravan's participants and organizers (like the subtly-named group "People Without Borders") have been telegraphing their plans for weeks. Weeks ago, while media outlets criticized President Trump over the caravan issue and insisting that it posed no threat, actual participants were looking into TV cameras and announcing their intention to cross the U.S. border — no matter what. And now they've tried to do just that. The situation is so bad that Mexico's interior department announced Sunday it will deport around 500 migrants because they ignored Mexican authorities and tried to cross the border "violently" and illegally." Does it now seem so ludicrous to put a few thousand American soldiers at that border?The American Left still thinks so. Tear gas seems like a reasonable police response a rock-throwing mob trying to rush the U.S. border. But Democrats and their media allies immediately tried to portray the U.S. Border Patrol as over-reacting….or worse... Seeking asylum doesn't involve throwing rocks or climbing fences or rushing border stations. And Central America isn't Hitler's Germany or even Assad's Syria. If everyone who lives in poverty and under a dysfunctional government were entitled to asylum in the U.S., our borders would be open to about a billion people... As the Washington Post (no fans of Trump) reported this weekend:"Last month, 23,121 members of 'family units' were arrested along the U.S. southern border, the highest number on record and a 150 percent increase since July." According to the Post, smugglers working with would-be illegal immigrants have essentially weaponized children in their attacks on our borders."Thousands more children are coming in the migrant caravans ... This is happening because Central Americans know they will have a better chance of avoiding deportation, at least temporarily, if they are processed along with children." The Post says smugglers are even lowering their prices when would-be border crosses come with kids. All of which bolsters the views of President Trump and his supporters that America's compassion and rule of law are being used against it, that the bad guys will take advantage of our desire to avoid "harsh" enforcement to get what they want — namely, people inside the U.S., by hook or by crook."
CBS joins the Nazis
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