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Central America's fake refugees and Venezuela's real ones
American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2018 | Monica Showalter

Posted on 05/04/2018 9:42:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Nothing makes the middle finger-infused migrant drama at the Tijuana border look more plastic and phony than news of the real one, over in Venezuela, as real refugees pour over borders.

It sounds harsh, and maybe there are a few valid sob stories among the handpicked group chosen to "challenge" the mighty yánqui empire for the "right" to open borders.  Already, at least 158 have been let in, but if they are anything like previous refugees being let in, it's reasonable to be skeptical.  What's really harsh is the horror of the real refugees from socialism out on the Brazilian (and undoubtedly Colombian) borderlands.  The story written in the New York Times today along with its many photos will overwhelm you:

PACARAIMA, Brazil – Hundreds turn up each day, many arriving penniless and gaunt as they pass a tattered flag that signals they have reached the border.

The scenes are reminiscent of the waves of desperate migrants who have escaped the wars in Syria and Afghanistan, spurring a backlash in Europe.

Five thousand are pouring through into just Brazil each day now, staggering miles across wilderness on foot, all of their savings burned up in Venezuela's now-18,000% inflation.  One middle-class woman told the New York Times that quitting her longtime government job gave her a severance that paid for half a chicken, a bag of rice, and a small banana.  She was utterly impoverished.

Here's what makes these refugees different from the ones coming in under the organized aegis of a left-wing non-government organization and the complicity of Mexican officials.

They aren't organized.  Their move outward is genuinely spontaneous, it's desperate, and it's uncontrolled.  Five thousand a day flooding across the Brazilian border are fleeing for their lives from the horror of socialism, not chronic poverty and gangs enabled by the society in general.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Florida; US: New Mexico; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: arizona; california; centralamerica; florida; mexico; newmexico; newyork; refugees; texas; venezuela

1 posted on 05/04/2018 9:42:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The “refugees” already have asylum.

They “escaped” their “peril” in their homeland when they entered Mexico.

No need to cross our border too.


2 posted on 05/04/2018 9:47:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Venezuela is proof of the folly of Marxism.

Marxism is endemic in South and Central America.

Yet that is what they will vote for if we let them stay here.


3 posted on 05/04/2018 9:48:37 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: SeekAndFind

The “new” refugee is one who many times is illegal, unskilled, illiterate, impoverished, brings the political rot conscience that they are fleeing and usually has no care to assimilate but colonize.


4 posted on 05/04/2018 11:17:29 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t want either of them!


5 posted on 05/04/2018 11:31:43 AM PDT by Davy Crocket
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To: SeekAndFind
They have no money, no food, no medical care, no medicine, no jobs, no voting rights (elections are rigged, Cuban-style, by their Cuban masters), no hopes for a military coup, and no aid (Venezuela's socialist government denies there is a crisis and refuses to permit any aid). Gigantic marches did nothing.

A disarmed public, an armed army, an active secret police. Heaven on earth, according to the Times, when they even bother to acknowledge the roots of the problem. Mostly they don't:

The New York Times never mentions the socialism.

Naturally. We recall Cuba's long agony and the likes of Michael Moore boasting about their enlightened government and excellent medical care. The Venezuelans aren't going to get any help from Hollywood or Harvard, they're just too politically incorrect.

6 posted on 05/04/2018 11:40:44 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

President Trump should focus on allowing Venezuelans refugee status if they renounce socialism. This will cause the mask to slip off the pro immigrants here. They will build the wall themselves.


7 posted on 05/04/2018 12:10:24 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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