Skip to comments.First Lady of Honduras says children are crossing to reunite with family
Posted on 06/28/2014 7:28:11 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
First Lady of Honduras spent the last three days in the Rio Grande Valley touring federal facilities where thousands of undocumented immigrants are being held.
The Rio Grande Valley is the hot spot of illegal crossing.
So far 174,000 undocumented immigrants have crossed the U.S. - Mexico border since October 1, 2013.
The majority are unaccompanied children from Honduras.
"This is a humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions. First Lady of Honduras, Ana García de Hernandez, said. Its something never seen before, it has affected all of us."
Her last stop in the Rio Grande Valley was the McAllen Border Patrol station where she met with over 300 Hondurans."
I asked them to raise your hand who has family in the united states? We saw everyone raise their hand, García de Hernandez said. I asked who has a contact number of someone in the United States? Everyone had one. So besides the violence and poverty in our countries, there is also the migration situation and the desire to unite with their families."
The biggest concern for both countries is the danger the children are being put in.
Families are paying between $5,000 to $25,000 per child to human smugglers.
Both Congressman Henry Cuellar and the first lady stressed coyotes are becoming millionaires.
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"Many of them are sexually abused, many girls are raped on the journey, García de Hernandez said. They told us stories about 12-year-old girls that part of the package that coyotes sell is that they offer birth control because they know they will be raped."
The first lady also made a desperate plea to parents asking them to stop sending their children alone.
She emphasized that it is a dangerous trip and that parents should spend that money to give their children a better lifestyle in their countries.
For now, Congressman Cuellar says the government is working to speed up the deportation process and tweaking laws where Central Americans are treated as those Mexicans caught crossing the border; they are sent immediately back to their countries.
"This is not a democrat or a republican problem, this is something we need to work as fast as possible to address this issue," Congressman Cuellar said.
The first lady added that families crossing illegally will be sent back to their countries in the upcoming weeks.
However, those who are already in the system, Congressman Cuellar say it could take years for them to be deported.
The first lady also mentioned that on July 16th and 17th, Honduras will hold an international conference to discuss this humanitarian crisis.
Families are paying between $5,000 to $25,000 per child to human smugglers.How are illegals saving up to $ 25,000 ?? . I notice Honduras,is not claiming we will lock our borders up tight to keep our people at home.If she is serious to keep her people remaining in Honduras and w e asking other countries north send our people back south..
Reunite them with their family by sending the family back to Honduras!
Folks at same link.A newborn baby girl is now an American Citizen after her undocumented mother from Honduras went into labor at a local shelter.
The Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley announced on their Facebook page that the Honduran immigrant gave birth at a local hospital Friday.
The newborns mother crossed the U.S. - Mexico border illegally with two other children, who are now staying at the Sacred Heart Church in McAllen.
According to U.S. law, the newborn baby girl is now a full-fledged American Citizen, since she was born on U.S. soil.
The Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley told Action 4 News that there are other expecting women in the shelters.
Volunteers are needed at the shelter as the influx of undocumented immigrants has grown.
Volunteers of all ages and abilities are still needed at both centers to sort through donations:
Sacred Heart Church (parish hall)
306 S. 15th St., McAllen
Immaculate Conception Cathedral (gymnasium)
1218 E. Jefferson St., Brownsville
here we go again.Taxapyers will be paying for who knows how many births.
$25K in Guatamala would keep the child and his relatives in luxury for a decade. And a decade is plenty of time for someone in the USA illegally to apply for citizenship.
Can I hear a big “Amen”?
The First Lady of Whoreduras is an unrepentant whore...
You lie lady. Or rather they lied to you and you pretended to buy it.
The “First Lady of Honduras” needs to STFU and take those illegals from Honduras back to where they came from.
“here we go again.Taxapyers will be paying for who knows how many births.”
If we get any legislative traction after the midterms the third thing that should be done is to eliminate the ridiculous “anchor baby” interpretation of the 14th amendment.
(That’s after impeaching Holder and then Obama. Get Holder out first!)
Why don’t they hold their family reunions in Honduras? That way the whole fam damnly doesn’t have to travel so far.
If they have that kind of money, why the hell are they coming here? I thought they were starving, poor and trodden down.
The “logic” here is that the more people who are in the US legally or illegally means more and more foreign nationals will have not only a claim but a “right” to demand US citizenship. We are in a war folks for our very national existence.
this woman...beats the clintons...and the obamas
174? maybe 174 THOUSAND....never!
“Seriously, this (ahem) woman needs to be crated up with ozero and air dropped back into her banana paradise.”
That’s what this is all about. The Obama administration will not willingly return these invaders to their banana republics. Instead they will bring the banana republic here.
That is an excellent point.
this stupid “first lady” should STRAIGHTEN OUT HONDURAS... and get the fug out of the ussa... they are paying beotween $5k and $25k to smugglers??? what kind of poverty is that when articles report retiree age amerikans have ZERO SAVINGS.... this whole story is b.s. It was reported Valerie Jarrett / Obama planned this since late last year and funded it.. and even in Jan advertized for baby sitters.. ANOTHER IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE....... the fed govt is supposed to SECURE THE BORDERS. period