Caravan wants gringo cash to go away

Friday, December 14, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

"USA Border" signAn outlandish demand from the caravan of migrants now camped out in Mexico caught the attention of an organization that supports rigid immigration laws.

Dave Ray, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, says foreign nationals seeking legal entry into the United States are in no position to demand anything, especially cash.

Two separate groups of the Central American migrants have approached the U.S. Consul General in Tijuana, demanding to either let them into the United States or pay them each $50,000 to return home.

The fact-checking website Politifact ruled that news "mostly true" after tracking the report to The San Diego Union-Tribune and a Dec. 11 story.

The migrants are also asking for deportations to stop and for the U.S. to speed up its asylum process, and each group was supposedly unaware of the other group's similar demands, the Union-Tribune story reported. 

The number of migrants making those demands reportedly numbers 150, so the fact-checker took issue with exaggerated claims from some websites. 

"These outrageous demands by the caravaners," says Ray, "not only show an enormous sense of entitlement but a complete lack of respect for the sovereignty of the United States, and the ability and willingness of the American president to ensure the safety of the American people by standing by our immigration policies."

caravan 1The migrant caravan made national headlines in late fall as it started for the U.S.-Mexico border with thousands of migrants, kicking off more debate over U.S. immigration laws and the unsecure border, and the plight of foreigners seeking a new start in the U.S.

Depending on the media coverage, Americans have also learned the migrants stormed a border fence only to be pushed back with tear gas and also conflicting reports that the migrants are suffering from diseases that could spread to the U.S. population if they enter the country.

Ray tells OneNewsNow he suspects the migrants are emboldened by Democratic leaders who oppose border enforcement and are sympathetic to their situation and, in just weeks, will control the U.S. House of Representatives.

"This is not happening in a political vacuum," he observes.

 

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