First 8 Migrants From Infamous "Caravan" Cross Into US

Despite President Donald Trump's declaration that no members of the infamous migrant "caravan" would be allowed into the country, eight women and children crossed into the US territory at an entry point at San Ysidro after being processed by immigration officials.

Hundreds more are massing at the border entry point, which was temporarily overwhelmed and was forced to halt processing of new arrivals as it dealt with the overflow.

After the San Ysidro crossing was closed, hundreds of migrants traveled six miles west to an area near San Diego, where some began scaling the border fence while chanting "Gracias Mexico" after Mexican officials did little to intervene during the caravan's journey. Mexican officials said they offered the migrants the opportunity to remain in Mexico.

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The rest, according to CNN, remained on the Mexican side of the border, where they waited to apply for asylum outside an immigration processing center.

"We reached capacity at the San Ysidro port of entry over the weekend, and were temporarily unable to bring additional persons traveling without appropriate entry documentation into the port of entry for processing. We began processing undocumented arrivals again on Monday," CBP said in a statement Monday.

Last week, several hundred migrants arrived in Tijuana, where they gathered at a shelter organized by the nonprofit US-based group "Pueblo Sin Fronteras", the organization that helped assemble and guide the caravan.

Most of the remaining migrants are sheltering in tents provided by "Pueblo Sin Fronteras" as they await their turn to apply for asylum.

Gabriela Hernandez, a pregnant mother of two who was one of the lucky ones let across the border with her children, said if her claim for asylum is denied, she has no idea what she will do. She says she and her children left Honduras after being threatened by gang members.

"I don't know what I'm going to do," she said. "I cannot go back to my country."

Meanwhile, US officials continued to attack the caravan. Vice President Mike Pence called the caravan "a deliberate attempt to undermine the laws of this country and the sovereignty of the United States." The migrants meanwhile claim they are not illegally entering the US, but are instead stopping at border crossings and applying for asylum - an action that is legal under US law.

Trump has criticized the policy of "catch and release" - that is letting migrants leave detention before their cases are decided. In general, migrants seeking asylum are more likely to lose their cases than win. Roughly three-quarters of immigrants seeking asylum from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala between 2011 and 2016 lost their cases, according to immigration court statistics published by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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fleur de lis jcaz Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:07 Permalink

Give them food and lodging in a migrant camp until such time as they can be processed onto a plane bound for Mexico City.

If the Mexicans kick up stop all bank transactions to Mexico until they take on responsibility for this mess.

The Mexicans must have skin in the game whether they want it or not.

 

 

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macholatte beepbop Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:25 Permalink

 

Possible solution to this situation:

Create holding prisons in the deserts of the southwest. Huge tent cities where all the illegals are sent to wait while their case is pending. The judges and public defenders are all housed on-site and the courts are there as well. There is no bail because everyone of the illegals is automatically considered a flight risk. There is no welfare either. Male and female prisoners are segregated so they can’t start procreating and making anchor babies.  Children automatically become wards of the state and are separated from their parents.  The illegals can volunteer to be deported if they don’t want to stay in America and wait years to have their case resolved.

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Expendable Container tenpanhandle Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:44 Permalink

WHERE IS THE RESPONSE FROM DONALD TRUMP??? He committed to stop these invasions. Anyone? Let President Putin explain it then:

"PUTIN Exposes Fake U.S. 'Democracy' ": https://europeansworldwide.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/putin-exposes-fake-…

"....Putin noted that ‘men in dark suits’, who remain anonymous to the American voting public, continue to pursue the well-established interests of the US ruling elite with each incoming administration....."

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bshirley1968 Expendable Container Tue, 05/01/2018 - 17:08 Permalink

You got down voted for your reference to Putin, but Putin aside, you are exactly RIGHT!

 Vice President Mike Pence called the caravan "a deliberate attempt to undermine the laws of this country and the sovereignty of the United States." 

Really?  A deliberate attempt by whom, Mike?  You and Donald need to do your damn job!  By the way, protecting our borders from illegal crossings IS you damn job.

Yo! Donald!..........................(crickets)

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No Time for Fishing cheka Tue, 05/01/2018 - 17:54 Permalink

 "a pregnant mother of two who was one of the lucky ones let across the border with her children" Get her back across the border now! That baby she is about to drop will be a US citizen if she drops it here with full government benefits for life. That will be 3 kids in our public schools with a cost to taxpayers of $12,000 plus per year per child. Just the education cost is $432,000 for these 3 kids before any other government benefits. SEND HER BACK NOW!

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FrancisBlack nuubee Tue, 05/01/2018 - 20:10 Permalink

It's shameful some of the crap I see in these responses. Kill them, shoot them, rape their dead corpses! Good God have you no humanity left? I'm not suggesting that we let them in but surely we can find a humane and reasonable way to resolve the situation. I'm in Colombia now and enjoy the people, food and culture very much. Or maybe you are too stupid and low IQ to come up with a better way of handling the situation. How about we put the national guard on the border and work with Mexico to house these folks humanely until they can be shipped back to their home countries in busses. Wow was that so difficult? 

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Zorba's idea Stuck on Zero Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:50 Permalink

Mexico's immigration laws are far more strict than US of A, (btw, Mexico has a WALL on its southern border)...plus good ole US of A is Mexico's preferred welfare program...lots of subsidized benefits worth over $30/hr. (Note:*Interest on carrying cost for alien welfare benefits paid by US taxpayers not included. Also, Vast array of UPcharges  paid for by US legal citizens(not including our "SuperDuper Corporate Citizens) to compensate corporate margin erosion for discounted goods and services for alien population. Economic systems are like Ecosystems, change always has a knock on effect) Brought to US all by the Uni-Party...otherwise known as the whores of the Potomac. 

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Zorba's idea Tue, 05/01/2018 - 17:24 Permalink

You are right. Try buying some properties in Mexico, if you are American. In some areas, namely waterfront and high value areas, it is illegal. You have to have 51% (majority) Mexican ownership to develop and own a business, too.

I don't know who down voted you, but they are ignorant. Mexico does offshore their poor to the US. I am sick of it. I am sick and tired of being the tax mule that pays for another countries poor. No more.

Who is John Galt and where the fuck is Galt's Gulch? Dammit someone needs to call the popo and have them start a fucking caravan to that place because I wanna go there!

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any_mouse J S Bach Tue, 05/01/2018 - 18:41 Permalink

Gaza style was my suggestion a couple of days ago.

Why is the USA processing anybody from this group? Cloward-Piven strategy at work.

There are US citizens in the USA who live in neighborhoods where they are threatened by gangs. Where do they go? Canada?

Invasion. Treat it as one. This is not a natural migration.

Weaponized humans.

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fleur de lis J S Bach Tue, 05/01/2018 - 20:38 Permalink

The Israelis have been paying their migrants to return to their nations of origin.

It might be more expedient for us in the long run to do the same, but the Dems will do anything to keep them as a permanent voting block.

Of course the Dems don't care what happens to them as long as they vote as instructed.

American blacks are only now waking up to how they have been used and abused by the Dems after all these years of unquestioning loyalty.

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William Luther… fleur de lis Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:44 Permalink

Kill them.  They are nothing but filth and aren't worth a damn.  These fast breeding low IQ races need to be culled before they swamp the entire planet.  Anyone opposed to that should also be killed as far as I am concerned.  We need strength right now and not weakness and the first step to gaining that strength is to get your mind right, as a White Man.

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Charles Offdensen ATM Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:49 Permalink

So what you're saying is Mexico isn't safe?  That means that every Mexican can claim asylum in America?  They also have to be accepted as asylum seekers not just claim it to go wherever they like! 

Putting feathers up your but does not make you a chicken.

Edit: If Mexico doesn't have to take them, neither do we.  Especially when foreign governments and activists are purposefully steering them into the United States!!!

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gladih8r I Am Jack's Ma… Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:45 Permalink

The Mexican gov't should just invade the lower half of CA and call it a day.  It's not like anyone will do shit about it, it seems.

Depravity in DC, lawlessness all around.  We have a military force that should be protecting the borders, well, they are just picking their collective nose. 

Funny part is that if North Korea were to send a couple of trucks of soldiers into South Korea to shoot shit up and fuck some bitches, all hell would break loose.  There would be aircraft carriers on their way within an hour. 

Thanks Obama.....oh wait, who is in charge of this shit show now?

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