All male — young, fit, for the most part, and military age. I’ve seen some video in the past of women and children among the migrants. However, where are they in this video? The video was allegedly captured in a line for food in Tijuana, Mexico, where these migrants are going to be kept while they petition the US for asylum.
The Epoch Times posted video of the caravan members standing in line for food in Tijuana, Mexico.
The line for food just outside the camp confines. Free meals are served at 10am and 5pm. There are 5,150 migrants now at the camp in Tijuana. pic.twitter.com/6BRcbcWRHg
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) November 24, 2018
To be fair, there have been reports of migrants, including women and children trying to breach the border. As they did, US agents shot tear gas near them to force them back.
U.S. agents fired tear gas at a group of migrants on Sunday as they tried to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico.
— James Fredrick (@jameslfredrick) November 25, 2018
The incident took place at the Ysidro Land Port of Entry between Tijuana and San Diego, where tens of thousands of people cross between the U.S. and Mexico each day.
In recent days, more than 5,000 migrants have been camped in Tijuana after arriving in Mexico from Central America. Many of the migrants are seeking to apply for asylum in the U.S., but as James Fredrick reported for NPR, fewer than 100 asylum petitions per day are being processed at the San Ysidro entry point.
Fredrick described the scene in an interview with NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered on Sunday evening:
“Every once in a while, a new group gathers there, at the U.S.-Mexico border fence — and then pretty quickly after that, they are dispersed using tear gas. It’s pretty windy here today. I was probably half a mile from where the tear gas was shot, and I could feel it … You saw lots of families, lots of kids who, although they weren’t close there, have been feeling the effects of tear gas.”
The event occurred amid conflicting reports about the future of U.S. border policy.
Tijuana realizes that they are more than likely going to have to find space for thousands of migrants if they are not allowed into the US. Even they see a huge problem with this influx of people.
On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court. We only will allow those who come into our Country legally. Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No “Releasing” into the U.S…”
Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court. We only will allow those who come into our Country legally. Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No “Releasing” into the U.S…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2018
On Sunday morning, President Trump tweeted, “Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer). Dems created this problem. No crossings!”
It seems like he is going to dig his heels in on this one, which is something he promised the American people he would do despite the ridiculous notions of Democrat anti-Americans like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who blasted US Customs and Border Patrol agents for closing the port and using tear gas to dispurse the invaders.
While I don’t doubt things are bad in Central America, none of the places she mentions was or is anything like Central America. In fact, look at how well dressed and well fed these people are, and we know they are getting help along the way from those who are against our country.
In the meantime, Trump’s migrant policies have led to nations within the United Nations abandoning the legal “framework” of the UN migration pact.
More nations are joining the exodus from the United Nations’ (UN) controversial compact on mass migration, with legal experts now standing up to raise concerns about the drafting of the document and what legal implications signing it might have for countries party to the pact.
President Donald Trump was the first to pull out of the UN pact on migration in December 2017, a move which prompted howls of disapproval from both the mainstream media and globalist leaders.
Yet several nations from all over the world have outright withdrawn from the compact since initially ratifying it in July, or have signalled their intent to do so, as states gain confidence in opposing fashionable but dangerous deals that are not in their own interests.
In comments that cut across the grain of the usual business and practice of the United Nations, President Trump said at the body’s New York headquarters in September: “Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens.”
“Ultimately, the only long-term solution to the migration crisis is to help people build more hopeful futures in their home countries. Make their countries great again.”
Australia, Israel, and Poland are among the latest to pull out, all citing national interest reasons.
Additionally, Switzerland is also postponing its decision to sign on to the deal.
Trump is exactly right when it comes to things like this. We have enough trouble dealing with un-elected people making decisions and believing they have authority to do so per our Constitution in this country. We certainly don’t need an unaccountable, corrupt, international body trying to force into doing something we don’t want to do.
Abandoning and completely defunding the UN is long overdue. As for the migrant issue, on this one, Trump is keeping his word.
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