Trump hails Mexico's 'strong immigration laws' for stopping migrant caravan
Apr 09 2018
The Caravan organizers, a group called, Pueblos Sin Fronteras, have said that one of their aims in escorting people from Honduras and other countries to Mexico and the us has been to protect them from assaults that asylum seekers and migrants can encounter. If she had known it would go only halfway across Mexico, she said, she would have tried to work in Tapachula and save money for the journey.
"It really makes absolutely no sense to use this narrative that migrants, who are coming because of violence, are violent themselves, and then say that's why we need to close our border".
"My mission is to reach Tijuana, even if I have to beg for money and hitchhike", she said.
If by "rethink how to help migrants", NBC means "surrender them to Mexican authorities" that story is roughly accurate.
Organizers say that migrants can now take buses on their own to Puebla, a city south of the capital, where a workshop on immigration law is planned for Friday. The men, women and children who are coming to the USA from Mexico and Central America are coming from some of the most violent and politically unstable places in the world. "There still isn't anything to concern our country", Lopez Obrador said.
Trump's comments came during an event in West Virginia that was supposed to be about the new tax law.
She noted that women who are part of the caravan praised it as a much safer alternative to traveling alone or with smugglers.
"About 80% of them are from Honduras", he said. More than 20 people were killed in post-election protests, and Honduras has always been a unsafe place for activists.
The hundreds of people gathered here still face daunting prospects. Indicating that the Justice Department may go after Pueblo Sin Fronteras (Town Without Borders), who organized and promoted the planned illegal incursion, for conspiring to break USA law. In order to be eligible for the programs a person has to have lived in the United States prior to June 15, 2007 and has to have been brought here as a child.
The woman and the boy were broken-hearted, separated from their families, he said.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley clarified and told reporters that Trump wasn't talking about the caravan but rather about extreme victimization of those making the journey north with smugglers in general. "If your recent statements are the result of frustration due to domestic policy issues, [due] to your laws or to your Congress, it is to them that you should turn to, not to Mexicans". "We thought it would be better to flee".
So, during the afternoon hours, the USA president threatened his Latin American neighbor with ending the negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement. He has also threatened to reduce USA aid to Honduras, the home country of numerous marchers.