Report: Mexico Providing Professional Charter Buses For Migrant Caravan

October 31, 2018 in News by Slad

 

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Fox News has confirmed that members of the thousands-strong caravan of migrants and illegal immigrants headed toward the U.S. southern border are being aided in their “invasion” by subsets of the Mexican government.

“We’ve seen the 5,000 strong caravan walking to the border but now they’re waiting for a ride to the border,” Fox News’ Griff Jenkins reported live from Mexico on Tuesday morning.

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He added: “This is the first time I have seen an organized bus operation from the state of Oaxaca actually getting volunteer buses to put people and load them on them and take them to their next location.”

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He added that when the caravan first arrived in Mexico, the Central American nation’s government sent federal police officers to intercept the migrants and dissuade them from continuing further.

Below is Trump responding to a video of these efforts:

 

 

After these efforts failed, Mexican authorities then offered the migrants a deal: Apply for asylum in Mexico, and receive certain “shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs.”

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Stunningly, the migrants refused:

Several thousand Central American migrants turned down a Mexican offer of benefits if they applied for refugee status and stayed in the country’s two southernmost states, vowing to set out before dawn Saturday to continue their long trek toward the U.S. border.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced what he called the “You are at home” plan, offering shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs to Central Americans in Chiapas and Oaxaca states if they applied, calling it a first step toward permanent refugee status. Authorities said more than 1,700 had already applied for refugee status.

But after one of the caravan’s longest days of walking and hanging from passing trucks, the bulk of the migrants were boisterous Friday evening in their refusal to accept anything less than safe passage to the U.S. border.

“Thank you!” they yelled as they voted to reject the offer in a show of hands in the town of Arriaga. They then added: “No, we’re heading north!”

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But instead of halting or arresting the migrants, certain local jurisdictions in Mexico are now apparently helping them continue north toward the U.S.

And thanks to these efforts, some migrants have already managed to arrive in the northern Mexican border city of Tijuana, which is stunning given the distance between Mexico’s southern and northern border. It’s clear now how they traveled such a long distance so fast.

While it’s unclear how the Trump administration will respond if the caravan arrives on the U.S. southern border, President Trump did issue an order this week for 5,200 troops to be deployed along the border.

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Our military is being mobilized at the Southern Border. Many more troops coming. We will NOT let these Caravans, which are also made up of some very bad thugs and gang members, into the U.S. Our Border is sacred, must come in legally. TURN AROUND!

The problem is that it’s not clear there’s much even the U.S. military can do to stop the caravan — which reports show mostly contains young men of working age — from applying for asylum.

“The more than 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under a federal law that restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement on American soil,” PBS reported.

“That means the troops will not be allowed to detain immigrants, seize drugs from smugglers or have any direct involvement in stopping a migrant caravan that is still about 1,000 miles from the nearest border crossing.”

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