Besides demanding the United States speed up our asylum process, the migrants also requested an end to the “arbitrary, manipulative and involuntary deportations” in Mexico.
The migrants claim that they were “victims of the repression” from the U.S. border patrol after the border patrol fired tear gas to disperse migrants who were throwing rocks at the agents.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 28, 2018
Central American migrants in the caravan held a press conference in Tijuana, Mexico, on Tuesday and demanded that the United States speed up its asylum process to allow more migrants into the country.
Migrants who have spoken to establishment media outlets in recent months have cited economic reasons for coming to the United States. Economic claims, though, as even numerous establishment media outlets have noted, do not qualify migrants for asylum. As a CBS Evening News report recently acknowleged: “Most tell us they are fleeing extreme poverty, but that’s not a condition for asylum or refugee status in the U.S.”
But on Tuesday, the migrant leaders claimed that “they are going to get killed” if they return to their countries, according to NBC News.
Later in a statement, the migrants again admitted that they were in fact coming to the United States to get access to jobs, education, and health care in addition to “a life without threats.”
“It has not been easy to leave our countries, to leave part of our family behind, to expose our children and to walk through unknown places in order to have a chance to live in the United States or other countries that can give us an opportunity to work an honest job and offer a better future to our children,” they said. “We want them to have access to education, healthcare and a life without threats.” More
Wow, what brazenness! They are not in a position to make demands. They should just go home. What would the left’s story be if the “caravan” were holding MAGA signs, flying US flags and wearing MAGA hats?