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With Trumpís Tough Deterrents, Many Asylum Seekers on the Border are Giving Up
NY Times vis MSN ^ | 02/16/2019 | JOSE A. DEL REAL, CAITLIN DICKERSON and MIRIAM JORDAN

Posted on 02/16/2019 1:59:34 PM PST by SpeedyInTexas

Pushed beyond their limits by prolonged waits in dangerous and squalid conditions in parts of Northern Mexico, thousands of caravan members who had been waiting to seek asylum in the United States appear to have given up, Mexican officials said, dealing President Trump an apparent win after a humbling week for his immigration agenda.

About 6,000 asylum seekers who had traveled en masse, many of them in defiance of Mr. Trump’s demands that they turn around, arrived in Northern Mexico in late November as part of a caravan that originated in Honduras. Since then, more than 1,000 have accepted an offer to be returned home by the Mexican government, the officials said. Another 1,000 have decided to stay in Mexico, accepting work permits that were offered to them last fall, at the height of international consternation over how to deal with the growing presence of migrant caravans.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; asylumseekers; buildthefence; caravan; centralamerica; daca; dreamact; dreamers; illegalaliens; invaders; mexico; trump; trumpwinsagain
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1 posted on 02/16/2019 1:59:34 PM PST by SpeedyInTexas
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To: SpeedyInTexas

Democrats and Children harmed the most.


2 posted on 02/16/2019 2:04:44 PM PST by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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Among those who have been dissuaded, at least for now, is Natali, 32, who asked to be identified only by her first name because she feared for her safety. Speaking from her modest apartment atop a steep hill in western Tijuana, she explained that she and her husband had fled their home in El Progreso, Honduras, after she witnessed a murder carried out by a local criminal gang. Soon after, she began to receive threats in the mail warning her to keep quiet.

Once in Mexico, they heard about the increasingly long odds of receiving asylum in the United States, and feared more than anything that officials there would return them to their home country. Rather than crossing the border, they decided to seek humanitarian visas to remain in Mexico legally for at least one year, and have slowly begun to build a life.

She still believes she might ask for asylum in the United States, but is realistic about her chances. “I like Tijuana,” she said. “It’s a very pretty city and there’s a lot of work.” More than anything, she fears the United States would deport her back to Honduras.


Work in Tijuana ... she speaks the local language ... safe from Honduran criminals. Sounds like a legitimate refugee who is in an appropriate spot.
3 posted on 02/16/2019 2:04:47 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: SpeedyInTexas

Uh...so clearly the don’t need asylum.


4 posted on 02/16/2019 2:05:07 PM PST by rhombus10
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To: SpeedyInTexas

Best election, best POTUS, evah!


5 posted on 02/16/2019 2:06:49 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: SpeedyInTexas

MAGA!!! Finish the wall!!

A huge powerful wall will protect our borders.

It will also serve as a powerful deterrent, sending the message loud and clear: “Don’t even THINK about sneaking in illegally!”


6 posted on 02/16/2019 2:08:36 PM PST by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves¬Ē)
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To: Jim Robinson

If the “Wait In Mexico” policy survives court challenges, that will be a game changer.

Waiting in Mexico for months or years, will make them turn around and head home or just stay in Mexico permanently.


7 posted on 02/16/2019 2:09:34 PM PST by SpeedyInTexas (Localization, not Globalization)
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To: SpeedyInTexas

Where did people get the idea that if things were tough in their own country, that we somehow owed them a fix for it?

Fix your own nation folks. Leave us the heck alone.


8 posted on 02/16/2019 2:10:03 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Keyword: election2018

9 posted on 02/16/2019 2:10:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: SpeedyInTexas

Boo f’n hoo.


10 posted on 02/16/2019 2:13:05 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Trump: "America will never be a socialist country!")
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To: SpeedyInTexas

Trump is finessing the art of quick rebar/razor wire impediments. He needs to keep it up and get even better


11 posted on 02/16/2019 2:16:59 PM PST by magna carta
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To: SpeedyInTexas

Maybe Trump’s many, many FR enemies will STHU for ten minutes.


12 posted on 02/16/2019 2:17:25 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: SpeedyInTexas

We need a powerful Jedi like Yoda to mind control them: “This isn’t the country you’re looking for”. “Go home, band together, and fight, kill, torture the bad guys; whatever it takes to get rid of the gangs”.


13 posted on 02/16/2019 2:21:20 PM PST by Boomer ( Leftism is toxic poison to a free society.)
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14 posted on 02/16/2019 2:22:57 PM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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“whatever it takes to get rid of the gangs”

Most of them aren’t fleeing gangs. That is their excuse to apply for asylum. Most are seeking better paying jobs.


15 posted on 02/16/2019 2:23:29 PM PST by SpeedyInTexas (Localization, not Globalization)
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To: SpeedyInTexas

How many have been granted asylum since November 2018? Why don’t we have those numbers? And while youre at it, throw in the numbers of H1B visas since then.
Let’s have the whole story, not this whitewashed crap.


16 posted on 02/16/2019 2:24:26 PM PST by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged for cash.)
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To: SpeedyInTexas

Good..I want these cockroaches to go back where they came from. The second they come to the border, tell them to turn their asses around! They are NOT coming here for a better life, they are coming here for the FREE Govt goodies they are promised by the Dems, food stamps, welfare, free housing, education, etc..and Dems ask in return ONE thing..their vote


17 posted on 02/16/2019 2:25:39 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: momincombatboots

My understanding is that most aren’t granted asylum. Like 80-90% are rejected (who show up for their court hearing).

The bigger issue is that most don’t show up for their court hearing for asylum. They just disappear into the country...

That is why the Wait In Mexico initiative is so important. That policy is heading to court.


18 posted on 02/16/2019 2:27:43 PM PST by SpeedyInTexas (Localization, not Globalization)
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To: SpeedyInTexas

TOTAL BS!!! They are trying to down play the NE declaration and the crisis on the border!! Move along nothing to see here... Let the brainwashing commence!! Where is Baghdad bob when you need him!!! Perfect meme!!


19 posted on 02/16/2019 2:29:35 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

Agree.
In the mean time, another caravan is
on its way. There are also smaller
groups that have gotten thru in areas
like Antelope Wells, NM.
“The group was the 28th group of over 100 people apprehended in the El Paso sector since late October.”


20 posted on 02/16/2019 2:42:13 PM PST by Lean-Right (Eat More Moose)
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