Honduran Caravan Migrants Demand Trump Let Them Into US Or Pay Them $50,000 Each to Go Home
Honduran caravan migrants camping out in Tijuana, Mexico are now demanding reparations from the United States.
About 100 Hondurans marched over to the US consulate in Tijuana, Mexico Tuesday morning demanding Trump let them into the United States or pay them $50,000 each to go home.
The group organizer, Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa of Honduras said it’s a “small sum of money compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”
The Trump admin should tell these migrants to pound sand in response.
The San Diego Tribune reported:
Two groups of Central American migrants made separate marches on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana Tuesday, demanding that they be processed through the asylum system more quickly and in greater numbers, that deportations be halted and that President Trump either let them into the country or pay them $50,000 each to go home.
The first group demanding action, numbering about 100, arrived at the U.S. Consulate at about 11 am Tuesday. The migrants said they were asking that the Trump Administration pay them $50,000 each or allow them into the U.S.
When asked how the group came up with the $50,000 figure, organizer Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa of Honduras, said they chose that number as a group.
“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa said. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”
The group’s letter criticized American intervention in Central America. They gave the U.S. Consulate 72 hours to respond. They said they had not decided what to do if their demands were not met.
“I don’t know, we will decide as a group,” Ulloa said.
Several hundred Honduran migrants have self-deported after realizing they wouldn’t easily be able to enter the US.
Mexico previously deported about 500 Hondurans after they stormed the San Ysidro port of entry and tried to illegally cross into the US.
According to the San Diego Tribune, approximately 2,500 Hondurans have applied for humanitarian visas in Mexico.
A few dozen Hondurans however have trickled over into the US by climbing over or tunneling under vulnerable parts of the US-Mexico border fence.
One 19-year-old Honduran was 9 months pregnant when she scaled the border fence and gave birth in the United States.
Honduran stuffs their child under border fence and illegally enters US