Skip to comments.New Honduran consulate opens as immigrant number increases
Posted on 06/01/2014 11:03:57 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
McALLEN In response to the humanitarian crisis presented by the ever increasing number of Central and South American nationals coming through the Rio Grande Valley, the Honduran government officially opened Friday morning a consular office aimed specifically at protecting and assisting immigrants. Located in the same building as the Guatemalan consulate, the two government offices are focused on helping the individuals that have crossed the border illegally and need legal or medical help, as well as assisting the families of those who have gone missing. That was the reason, said Vice Consul Lillian Gomez. Because of the high number of Hondurans who were crossing through the area; we are here to protect them, to help them and to make sure they are treated in a dignified and humane manner. Shortly after Friday mornings ribbon-cutting ceremony, Maria Luisa Oliva arrived asking for help with her paperwork that had been filed towards a her U-visa a visa typically granted to victims of crime to obtaining legal status for her children. Oliva had traveled to the U.S. from Honduras looking for a better life. But she found herself the victim of abuse in 2012, when her boyfriend assaulted her several times before he was arrested. That led her to obtaining a visa to stay in the U.S. I needed their help with some forms, she said. One of the areas that Gomez has been focusing is on helping alleviate the number of unattended children who have been coming across the river. Since October, the consulate has been notified of 16,985 children and teenagers younger than 18 who have crossed the Rio Grande. Out of those, more than 9,000 made the journey into the U.S. alone, she said.
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.A Honduran man has been charged with attacking a Border Patrol agent as he was allegedly traveling with a group of illegal immigrants in Rio Grande City.
The incident happened Thursday around 2 a.m. near Los Olmos Arroyo.
Documents stated that the Border Patrol agent was conducting patrol on his bicycle in the area when he saw a group of suspected illegal immigrants.
As the agent approached and identified himself to the group, Arnold Cruz Rivera-Cardona fled on foot towards brush.
The agent then called for back-up as he went after Rivera-Cardona.
During this time, the agent fell as he attempted to detain the 19-year-old.
The Honduran immigrant reportedly swung his arms towards him as the agent got up.
During the attack, the agent was hit repeatedly in the face and chest as the Rivera-Cardona was trying to jump into a nearby stream.
The altercation continued as the agent began fighting back until Rivera-Cardona was detained.
According to documents, the agent did not know where he was hitting the 19-year-old due to little or no light conditions.
Rivera-Cardona is expected to be back in court June 4th at 9 a.m. with Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby.
Why didn’t they stay in Mexico?.
I was on board trying to force the US to accept the legal removal of Mel Zelaya. He was bought by the drug cartels and by the Cuban model communists.
Unfortunately, Mr. Lobo is not much better. Drug cartels are decimating the country.
I have friends there and personally like the Hondurans I know or have met.
It was once a poor but functioning Republic. It was an ally in the days of the Contra efforts in Nicaragua.
Of course Obozo wanted them under Chavez & Fidel’s heels.
Now, the issue is as with all immigration. Undivided loyalty. Under any other POTUS we would simply help them expel the Commie B_tards in Honduras and let them recover their nation. Obozo has only made things worse for them.
I particularly like Mr. Michelletti. He was a strong brave man who served Honduras well.
Actually, Lobo is no longer in office. He was succeeded by Juan Orlando Hernandez, also a member of The National Party, back in January.
Thanks for reminding me.
After you said that, I did remember they had an election. I did not remember who won. Have a reporter friend in Honduras that normally keeps me updated. Have been distracted lately by things closer to home.
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