Trump Threatens To End NAFTA, Foreign Aid Unless "Immigrant Caravan" Is Stopped

For the third time in less than a week, Trump has sounded the alarm about the "huge caravan" of Latin American immigrants traveling through Mexico unobstructed by local authorities, and seeking asylum at the US border.

Previously, Trump used the caravan as an example of why his border wall needs to be built and also as an excuse to attack Democrats for their part in watering down border-security measures included in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. He's also attacked the Mexican government for ignoring the situation, ominously threatening to remember their negligence as NAFTA negotiations continue.

Today, he took his threats one step further by not only threatening to kill NAFTA - Mexico's "cash cow" - but also to cut off foreign aid to "Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen" before closing with: "Congress must act now!"

The migrants, mostly Guatemalans and Hondurans, are hoping to escape brutality and violence that proliferates in both countries: "The crime rate is horrible, you can't live there," a migrant named "Karen" told BuzzFeed News on the side of a highway near the Southern Mexico town of Huixtla. "After the president [was sworn in] it got worse. There were deaths, mobs, robbed homes, adults and kids were beaten up."

As we reported, migrants gathered for the march in the southern Mexico border town of Tapachula in advance of the march - where Pueblo Sin Fronteras conducted introductory workshops to help the Central Americans best navigate the United States once they arrive

As the migrants move closer to the US-Mexico border, the Washington Examiner reported that a third Mexican town welcomed the caravan, which is about 400 miles into its journey, and fast approaching the southern US border.

Meanwhile, every day the caravan marches in a northern direction, is a day in which Trump will tweet about it.

Comments

mpnut BarkingCat Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:27 Permalink

Might be messy to have military there, but they should be ready at a notice.  Trump is right on this one and Shit gonna hit the fan if these people get in.  Cultural differences is the issue, not race. It's going to be a shock the system and thats whats happening in Europe now.  People behaving badly but normal for them to do so.

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Endgame Napoleon VWAndy Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:24 Permalink

They caught some Bangladeshis, not very many, but of course, it would be the perfect way for dangerous extremists to hide unnoticed among the throngs of Latin Americans, coming here for economic reasons.

https://www.google.com/search?ei=LbPDWsSFHs7k_AaDraHwAw&q=bahegdeshis+a…

Meanwhile, half of all non-womb-productive, non-welfare-eligible, male, American citizens between 18 and 34 are underemployed and living under their mommas’ thumbs due to rent that consumes more than half of their monthly, earned-only income. 

All illegal aliens have to do after they are caught and released is get someone pregnant, resulting in access to free groceries, free rent in some states, monthly cash assistance and refundable EITC child tax credits up to $6,431, provided they stay below the earned-income limit for the welfare programs in traceable income by working part time in a one-earner household.

Many of these are multi-family households with multiple, one-earner families, splitting expenses and augmenting the household budget with pay for sex and reproduction from the US government.

Tyler posted an article yesterday, pointing out cities with affordable rent, so I looked on CL, finding out that, yes, Wichita, KS, amazingly, has affordable rent. Wichita is not on the southern border, last time I looked. 

Then I looked at jobs, noticing multiple jobs ads, seeking Spanish speakers. These were office jobs, not construction, so it is filtering into the service sector as well, affecting the female-dominated jobs, too.

The US-born, grown daughters of illegal aliens have even more access to government-financed household bills than illegal aliens when they have sex, reproduce while single and work part time, staying below the earned-income limits for numerous welfare programs and refundable child tax credits.

The high Hispanic marriage rate has likely gone down, just like marriage rates, in general, in the pay-per-birth USA, with its family-friendly / absenteeism-friendly job market.

Single, childless, female citizens who need for earned income [only] to cover all household bills, with zero unearned income for womb productivity added on by government, need not apply.

 

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Endgame Napoleon Bay of Pigs Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:31 Permalink

It sounds like the kind of work the Clinton Foundation would support to undercut underemployed Americans in the job market, telling any who object that they are just jealous and clinging to the past, while traveling to Central America to collect six-figure speaking fees from elites for 1 hour of work. Well, now her rants are only worth five figures.

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css1971 JRobby Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:41 Permalink

Business wants cheap labour.

TPTB have lined all the cards up on their side. There is no downside to them importing millions of people. The downsides are paid by the existing population.

This is going to keep happening until welfare is ended. Welfare will ONLY end when the existing taxpayers literally cannot afford to make the payments.

They are going to ride this one until collapse.

 

Meanwhile, Russia and China are busy undermining the mechanism by which welfare payments are kept affordable.

I have boxes of popcorn 🍿 set up, ready.

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