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 Guerreo 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.”
He said the money would allow the migrants to return home and start a small business.
A letter from the group criticized U.S. intervention in Central America and asked the U.S. to remove Honduran President Orlando Hernandez from office. They gave the consulate 72 hours to respond.
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.
Of the roughly 6,000 migrants who’ve traveled from Central America to Tijuana, around 700 have returned home, 300 have been deported and 2,500 have applied for humanitarian visas in Mexico, according to Xochtil Castillo, a caravan member who met with Mexican officials Tuesday.
Others have either crossed into the U.S. illegally, moved to other parts of Mexico or have fallen through the cracks, the Union-Tribune said.
“A lot of people are leaving because there is no solution here,” said Douglas Matute, 38, of Tijuana. “We thought they would let us in. But Trump sent the military instead of social workers.”
9 thoughts on “Migrant group demand Trump either let them in or pay them each $50G to turn around: report”
The only thing you illegal invaders will get is fifty-thousand swift kicks in the ass back toward South America where you belong! Don’t like that?!? Then you can take the other option: fifty-thousand rounds of ammunition!
Filthy sub-human savages. Cut their heads off and impale them on the border fence posts, all facing south.
It’ll give the others something to reflect on as they approach the border.
Look, Jose! It’s uncle Pepe!
yoo’ll leave , get nothing..and fken like it
If this wasn’t so enraging, it would be laughable, like Mickey Mouse making demands on Goliath.
“For one, the UN’s Global Compact for Migration is set to be signed in Marrakech on December 18th 2018, however there has been a huge political fallout for those advocating the Pact. The Pact essentially brings a steady slow simmer of mass migrations from third world countries to a boil. Make no mistake this Pact is designed to replace native populations of western nations as quickly as possible so that any and all nationalist movements will be neutralized through changing demographics.”
— John Mannifield
“The pro-immigration propaganda machine relentlessly pounds the narrative into the minds of the world, effectively pushing for illegal and illegitimate migration. Also, the European political class are pushing the idea that a nations Sovereignty is a backwards stone age ideology.”
— John Mannifield
“Free speech will be completely lost. If we don’t have control of a nations borders, we don’t have a nation and that’s the point, the point is to rob westerners of their homelands. It goes without saying, anyone who is against their nation being turned into a Provence of the third world, will be smeared as a Racist, a Nazi, Xenophobic, bigoted and whatever else comes to the liberal minded psychopathic leadership.”
— John Mannifield
‘It goes without saying, anyone who is against their nation being turned into a Provence of the third world, will be smeared as a Racist, a Nazi, Xenophobic, bigoted and whatever else comes to the liberal minded psychopathic leadership.”…………….call me all that if you will as it would be futile to argue with you morons ….but don’t leave out ‘fkn pissed off biotch ready to go ‘west side’ (anyone from chitcago knows to what I am referring) on your stinkin arse ……….
Glad to call you friend, Mary.
and I you, galen
That Venezuela leader is behind that 50 grand bullshit, hes told everybody to demand that so he can get his CUT, the piece of shit financed a lot of this caravan bullshit. The prick should be hung from a tall tree in a strong wind, let him swing for a couple weeks.