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Sense of Entitlement Fuels Increasingly Violent Pedestrian Invasion Forces
Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Deroy Murdock

Posted on 11/04/2018 8:16:35 AM PST by Kaslin

“Daddy, I don’t want a Volkswagen. I want a BMW. And I want it NOW!”

This attitude is grating enough among spoiled teenagers. Even worse, this sense of entitlement permeates the pedestrian invasion forces — euphemized as “migrant caravans” — now marching up from Central America, through Mexico.

Undetermined thousands of illegal aliens, largely from Honduras and El Salvador, have broken into Guatemala and then broken into Mexico. They intend to break into America. Last month, news cameras caught them swamping the gate that separates Guatemala’s Ciudad Tecun Uman and Mexico’s Ciudad Hidalgo. They banged on the barrier, and down it came. A wave of humanity rushed forth, like floodwaters pouring through a ruptured levee on the mighty Mississippi.

Hondurans are poor, and their nation is no hotbed of hope. Most of these people seek to brighten their life prospects. But the path to greener pastures must be legal. These people all should stand down, retreat, and apply for visas at the embassies of the countries to which they wish to emigrate. No land — not least the USA — is obligated to accept these people. They have no right to live anywhere else without their destination nation’s permission.

A complex set of international customs and legal precedents holds that those in distress should seek relief in the “first country of asylum” safe enough for them to take refuge. International law does not recognize a right for those fleeing chaos or squalor to shop from one nation to the next, as if they were homebuyers who skin up their noses at houses A and B and demand house C.

Beyond Cancun, Mexico is not quite paradise. However, with a per-capita income of $19,900, according to the CIA World Fact Book, it is more than twice as prosperous as El Salvador ($8,900) and Guatemala ($8,100) and nearly four times wealthier than Honduras ($5,600). The frightful, deadly MS-13 gang is far less influential in Mexico than it is in those three Central American countries. So, maybe the people snaking our way should stop in Mexico and enjoy that country’s relative prosperity and comparative tranquility.

In fact, as NBC News reported, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto unveiled his “You are at home” plan. Last week, he offered housing, healthcare, education, and employment to itinerant Central Americans who had reached Chiapas and Oaxaca states. He asked them to apply for this first step toward permanent refugee designation.

Between 1,700 and 2,000 migrants reportedly have accepted Mexico’s generosity. The majority, however, have rebuffed Peña Nieto and continue trudging toward America.

“Thank you!” a group of invaders shouted in a town called Arriaga. They just had voted down Peña Nieto’s plan with a show of hands. According to CBS News, they added: “No.We’re heading north!”

“Our goal is not to remain in Mexico,” said Honduran Oscar Sosa, 58. “Our goal is to make it to [the USA.] We want passage. That’s all.”

Even before reaching San Diego or El Paso, some of these marauders are behaving like…entitled, litigious Americans.

A dozen Hondurans launched a lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump and the Department of Homeland Security. The plaintiff’s action, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., claims that the Trump Administration’s deployment of the U.S. military to block these Hondurans violates their Fifth Amendment due-process right to asylum proceedings.

To sample such aggression, watch this video of what appear to be masked male migrantshurling rocks at a Mexican helicopter as it flies overhead. The chopper twice takes evasive action, lest it get struck and crash.

This violence is not isolated, and the mayhem could get much, much worse.

Mexico’s Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete told Radio Enfoque (Focus Radio) 100.1 FM last Tuesday: “I have videos from Guatemala that show men dressed in identical clothing, sporting the same haircuts, handing out money to women to persuade them to move to the front of the caravan,” to serve as the soft, vulnerable, tear-inducing tip of this human spear.

Navarette added: “We know, for a fact, that some members of the caravan threatened [Mexican] Migration Institute personnel, and we have images showing many of them preparing Molotov cocktails.” He explained that, thanks to the pedestrian invaders, “the wounded we have on the Mexican side are policemen, more than ten, two of them are serious, with traumatic brain injury.”

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday released this disturbing statement:

“We continue to be concerned about individuals along the caravan route. In fact, over 270 individuals along the caravan route have criminal histories, including known gang membership.  Those include a number of violent criminals — examples include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, sexual assault on a child, and assault on a female. Mexican officials have also publicly stated that criminal groups have infiltrated the caravan. We also continue to see individuals from over 20 countries in this flow from countries such as Somalia, India, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. There is a large segment of this population that we know nothing about and we must be prepared to defend our border and enforce our laws to protect the citizens of our country.”

This is what America faces: Wave after wave after wave of thousands of uninvited, unidentified, jobless, predominantly male, somewhat sue-happy, increasingly violent, illegal aliens determined to penetrate our southern border and make themselves at home in our country.

Too bad they don’t follow my mother and father’s example.

When they wanted to pursue better lives by moving from Costa Rica to America in 1962, my parents did something likely considered racist today: They visited the U.S. Embassy in San José, filled out visa applications, got their passports stamped, and then came to America. The Land of the Free greeted them with tremendous warmth, love, and opportunity — and then did the same for our other relatives who arrived, mainly after my birth in Los Angles in 1963.

Lucky us.

Remember: these people all walked in after they knocked on America’s front door and were invited in.

Those who now fill our TV screens around the clock, however, have no claim on our sympathy. Unlike lawful immigrants, those who are determined to barge into America illegally deserve nothing but water cannons and tear gas if they reach the southern frontier. These pedestrian invaders could have rung our collective bell and waited for us to answer. Instead, they have organized themselves into a human battering ram and are poised to smash our door into splinters, run inside, and help themselves to America’s bounty. They should think long and hard before triggering the righteous rage of this home’s overburdened owners.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; borderwall; honduras; invasion; mexico

1 posted on 11/04/2018 8:16:35 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Nothing changes till the money runs out...………………..


2 posted on 11/04/2018 8:18:07 AM PST by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: Kaslin

The best response to spoiled, entitled brats is to help them grow up. Give them what they deserve, not what they demand.

3 posted on 11/04/2018 8:21:01 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Kaslin

President Trump should order the Customs Department to:

Stop every single train at the border and search every single car and every single individual shipment thoroughly. Every single one. No traincar passes until the entire train has been searched. If any contraband of any kind is found the entire shipment including the rail car is confiscated.

Stop every single truck at the border and search every single item contained therein. If any contraband is found the entire truck is confiscated and the driver arrested.

The Mexicans will comply within 48 hours.

L


4 posted on 11/04/2018 8:26:28 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Lurker

So, just curious... Why do you put an “L” at the end of every one of your posts?


5 posted on 11/04/2018 8:44:30 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Lurker
Stop the remittances as well. Approx. $80 Billion annually to Mexico and points South.

Seldom can I go into a grocery store without seeing Hispanics getting money orders to send home. We need to stop this drain. If we threaten to do so, I think Mexico will blink and disband this caravan.

6 posted on 11/04/2018 8:44:31 AM PST by donozark (There are no flamingos in Venezuela.)
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To: Lurker

Stop every single truck at the border and search every single item contained therein. If any contraband is found the entire truck is confiscated and the driver arrested.


Long time ago I had a girlfriend from El Paso. One of her friends had a store and she supplied it by bringing in leather goods from Juarez. One time she got unlucky and her goods were seized by Customs. As she was leaving, she flipped the agents off. Bad idea. Next day, they came to her house and seized her car.


7 posted on 11/04/2018 8:48:38 AM PST by hanamizu
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To: Kaslin

8 posted on 11/04/2018 9:01:14 AM PST by conservativeimage.com (Locked, loaded, ready to volunteer.)
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To: Pollster1

I couldn’t agree more.


9 posted on 11/04/2018 9:26:02 AM PST by Kaslin (And that is not)
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To: Lurker

IIRC NAFTA allowed trucks from Mexico to enter our country with no special checks. Well, NAFTA is gone.


10 posted on 11/04/2018 9:34:23 AM PST by Freee-dame (Best election ever!)
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To: donozark

Sounds good but these Mobs are not Mexican.


11 posted on 11/04/2018 9:58:14 AM PST by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

It’s my signature.

L


12 posted on 11/04/2018 9:58:18 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: donozark; Lurker

Or tax them to build the wall

It would soon be paid for, with lots left over :)


13 posted on 11/04/2018 11:50:14 AM PST by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' Grandma - multiplayer issue voter)
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To: arrogantsob

Yes. I know they are not Mexican. But they are in Mexico.


14 posted on 11/04/2018 12:05:00 PM PST by donozark (There are no flamingos in Venezuela.)
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; azishot; ...

P


15 posted on 11/04/2018 3:38:02 PM PST by bitt (We want judges that protects us from them. They, the ruling elites, want judges that PROTECT THEM!)
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To: Lurker
Stop every single train at the border and search every single car and every single individual shipment thoroughly. Every single one. No traincar passes until the entire train has been searched. If any contraband of any kind is found the entire shipment including the rail car is confiscated.

Stop every single truck at the border and search every single item contained therein. If any contraband is found the entire truck is confiscated and the driver arrested.

The Mexicans will comply within 48 hours.

AMEN!

16 posted on 11/04/2018 5:14:36 PM PST by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: donozark
Stop the remittances as well. Approx. $80 Billion annually to Mexico and points South.

Seldom can I go into a grocery store without seeing Hispanics getting money orders to send home. We need to stop this drain. If we threaten to do so, I think Mexico will blink and disband this caravan.

Absolutely indeed.

17 posted on 11/04/2018 5:16:03 PM PST by JockoManning (http://www.zazzle.com/brain_truth for hats T's e.g. STAY CALM & DO THE NEXT LOVING THING)
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To: Kaslin

I thought from the title this was about Alec Baldwin and a parking place.


18 posted on 11/04/2018 8:13:19 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: donozark

Mexico’s offer to let them stay is probably in response to the brain drain they’ve faced for decades, as the most motivated pick up & leave (along with many who come for less noble purposes). Mexico itself must be running out of landscapers and busboys.

Those remittances are just massive wealth transfers from American taxpayers to our adopted millions south of the border; the global immigration crisis is simply non-white people who wanted self-determination years ago trying to return to a colonial system (albeit one where they vote).


19 posted on 11/05/2018 2:42:59 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Better than all the people who put FReegards, regards or cheers


20 posted on 11/05/2018 9:20:58 AM PST by webheart (Grammar police on the scene.)
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