Migrants Shout “Yes We Can” in Defiance of the American People
The U.S. southern border with Mexico has been closed after hundreds of Central American migrants attempted to storm across illegally. The tension at the U.S.-Mexico border is a test for both President Donald Trump and President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, respectively.
UPDATE: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted out an update, saying the migrants were dangerous to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol personnel.
“This AM, @CBP was forced to close the #SanYsidro POE to ensure public safety in response to a large # of migrants seeking to illegally enter the US. They attempted to breach legacy fence infrastructure along the border & sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles @ them.”
This AM, @CBP was forced to close the #SanYsidro POE to ensure public safety in response to a large # of migrants seeking to illegally enter the US. They attempted to breach legacy fence infrastructure along the border & sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles @ them
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) November 25, 2018
The two leaders reached a tentative agreement, dubbed “Remain in Mexico.” But several hundred of the caravan from Honduras attempted to physically push through a blockade of Mexican police at the border between Tijuana and California,
ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy witnessed the mayhem on Sunday and reported the rowdy crowd was shouting Barack Obama’s campaign slogan (“yes we can”) and waving hand-painted American and Honduran flags.
Later Sunday, another group attempted climbing a railway siding in order to cross the border over the mountains, shouting “We are not criminals! We are international workers!” “Finding a job” is not a valid asylum-claim and dangerous criminals — including organized criminals — are embedded alongside women and children.
The groups remain composed mostly of working-age men. Pueblo Sin Fronteras, leftwing activists claiming to be a human rights refugee resettlement group, organize and fund the mad dashes to the southern border knowing full-well filing an asylum claim is tantamount to fraud.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials responded by suspending both northbound and southbound vehicle and pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry. Tear gas was being fired from the U.S. side of the border and U.S. military helicopters crossed over the Mexican side of border, which is normally prohibited.
— emma murphy (@emmamurphyitv) November 25, 2018
the mayor of Tijuana declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and asked the United Nations (UN) for financial aid to handle roughly 5,000 Central Americans camped out inside a sports complex. The migrants, predominantly men and those from Honduras, clashed with Mexican citizens and police as they entered their neighbor to the North illegally.
Earlier on Sunday, President Trump threatened to close the entire U.S. southern border with Mexico. Migrants, again led by Pueblo Sin Fronteras, refuse to enter the U.S. at a legal port of entry.
“Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court,” the president tweeted. “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…”
“All will stay in Mexico. If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border,” the president tweeted in a follow up. “There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!”
The Trump Administration limited asylum claims to those who enter the U.S. through legal ports of entries. But the liberal Ninth Circuit District Court of Appeals blocked the measure, a temporary judge-shopped delay likely to be overturned if ever heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.