The Caravan Has Arrived at Tijuana, Mexico
Many have watched the special documentary on TV where migrants have crossed Mexico riding on top of trains bound for Mexican border towns near the US border. It’s heart breaking to know that once they arrive at the border they do not have any legal documentation allowing them entry into the United States. Many will pay guides “Coyotes” to get them safely across the border without being detected by US Border Patrol agents, and often will be abandoned in the desert to “find their way” without food or water.
We have seen humanitarian minded people staging food and bottled water in desert oasis’ to be found by those who have crossed illegally. This has been going on for a number of years until now it has been called a pilgrimage like the one to Mecca.
In the news today thousands of migrants traveling from Honduras have arrived at Tijuana, Mexico with the intent to “crossover” into the United States and claim asylum from gang violence and persecution by the Honduran government.
It has also been reported that at least two lawyers from California based organizations have entered Mexico with the intent to give advice and inform the migrants of their “rights” under US law, and possibly how to evade or answer when questioned as to why they should be given asylum. These lawyers may in the course of their labor be in fact breaking the law by their actions.
The Department of Homeland Security has been instructed by President Trump not to let these hordes of people crossover into the United States. There stands the dilemma. What to do? Let them in or keep them out?
Let us pause for a moment. Much of the civil unrest and persecution of Honduran civilians has come from the MS-13 gangs. They attack, intimidate and kill forcing their way on these unprotected people. So naturally the people are trying to get away from the gangs and raise their families safely elsewhere. That’s what families do, they adapt and survive, even if it means moving to a foreign land. The Honduran government (police and army) are unable to bring these gangs under control, even though they arrest and imprison hundreds of MS-13 gang members in Honduras.
What we are seeing in the United States are MS-13 gangs operating as they have in Honduras preying on the very people who’ve sought to get way from the violence. As our law enforcement gang units are increasing the pressure and taking down the MS-13 and other gangs, just recently MS-13 has instructed their members to begin assassinating police officers like they’ve done in Honduras.
You might ask, “How did these MS-13 gangs get here?” There is no easy answer, but many have come in disguised as migrants fleeing oppression in their home country Honduras. Others came in under DACA. Still others came across with the coyotes, and made their way north and settling in migrant communities across the country, to begin their reign of terror here in the United States.
Here is a bit of trivia. What countries are between Honduras and the United States? How did these migrants make it to the US border without being challenged, stopped or detained at the borders of El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize or Mexico?
Have you or anyone you know driven from the US thru Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica to Panama? Did you or they have any problems by just waving at the border guards and cross without having travel documents (passports and Identification) checked thoroughly and often exchange money for the “privilege of passing thru those border gates? I think not.
So how did these migrants fleeing for their lives without any type of documentation make it so far in their quest for freedom?
Why did these migrants not settle in any one of the countries they passed thru? They speak the same language, maybe variation in dialects, but Spanish is a universal language of many North, Central and South American countries.
Why did the governments of these 5 or 6 Central American countries not step in and render aid and assistance in providing a safe refuge for these persons?
Lastly, although many people from many nations around the world want to come to the United States and live out the American dream, it is not their “Right” to come here. For those who cross the border illegally, it is not their “Right” to be allowed to stay here, unless they apply for legal immigration status or asylum in accordance with US law.
Being allowed into the United States is a privilege that is afforded to a select few individuals who can demonstrate their ability to become productive US citizens in the process which vets them with a thorough criminal background check and/or investigation to insure they are who and what they claim to be.
It is the responsibility of the United States Government to secure the borders, regulate and enforce immigration laws and to detain and prevent the unlawful intrusion into the United States.
When members of the United States Congress fail to make comprehensive changes to immigration laws, it is not their constitutional right or responsibility to attempt to prevent any government agency from enforcing the laws of the United States.
It is up to the American people to not let the false narratives and fake news stories to invoke sympathetic feelings of guilt when it comes to immigration.
When someone enters into the United States properly they are responsible for following our nation’s laws and to insure they maintain a legal immigration status or US citizenship. Failure to do so may entail fines, imprisonment and/or deportation. – I am the Real Truckmaster!