Trump's new plan would force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico
Central Americans who arrive at U.S. border crossings seeking asylum in the United States will have to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed under sweeping new measures the Trump administration is preparing to implement, according to internal planning documents and three Department of Homeland Security officials familiar with the initiative.
According to DHS memos obtained by The Washington Post on Wednesday, Central American asylum seekers who cannot establish a ‚Äúreasonable fear‚ÄĚ of persecution in Mexico will not be allowed to enter the United States and would be turned around at the border.
The plan, called ‚ÄúRemain in Mexico,‚ÄĚ amounts to a major break with current screening procedures, which generally allow those who establish a fear of return to their home countries to avoid immediate deportation and remain in the United States until they can get a hearing with an immigration judge....
Michael Gryboski wrote: Churches and clergy affiliated with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference have been on the ground with those in the caravan, according to the organization‚Äôs president, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez...
Rodriguez told CP that while he was disturbed by the images of border patrol members firing tear gas into the immigrants, he felt it was important ‚Äúto acknowledge that a small minority of those inside the caravan threw rocks and projectiles at border agents.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúOur law enforcement personnel have to be able to protect themselves, and that means dispersing a crowd when it becomes violent. It‚Äôs an unfortunate, pressurized situation that is ultimately bad for both the U.S. government and the people attempting to cross,‚ÄĚ he said.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs also important to realize that tear gas was used during the Obama and Bush years too; it‚Äôs now just much more politicized and our attention is much more fixed on what‚Äôs happening on our southern border.‚ÄĚ...
....NHCLC Executive Vice President the Rev. Tony Suarez, also a member of the president's evangelical advisory board, expressed sympathy with those in the caravan....
https://tinyurl.com/yavwxkq4 (Largest Latino evangelical group mobilizing to help migrant caravan,...)
Thanks for the replies and information. It's information like that makes us understand immigration better. It's feels silly that we sent troops to the middle east, when there is a real need near our neighbhor s
Thanks for that, Christopher, it is real interesting to hear about that.
Did you know George Verwer (former head of Operation Mobilisation) set up a Christian ministry in Mexico? I can't remember where, but I believe it is still running. He was a student in Chicago at Moody.
Yep, that's the one, John. I've mentioned this before, but when I loved in Vegas, we used to drove across the border each year to Christmas shop in Tijuana. None of any goods being sold had set prices because the buying and selling was all done through haggling, which I'm no fan of, but always got everyrhing at great prices.
When driving across the border, and into Tijuana, there is a long mountainside to the right, for as far as your eye can see. Starting from the very top of that mountain range, and it's high up, and going down maybe a couple hundred yards, it's all a sea of trash, for as far as one can see. Whoever lives up there must have been tossing their daily trash over the mountainside for many years, because it's thick, covers hundreds of feet down for as far as you can see, and there were no bare spots where you could see any green...just garbage, like a landfill.
I'm mentioning it, because back then anyway, it was a sign of the town down the road, Tijuana...dirty, gross, unsanitary, dirt poor, corrupt, and seemingly lawless. Even back then, I would never stay past dusk, always stayed with the crowds, and could just feel the danger all around and the local thugs looking for their next tourist target.
Christopher000 wrote: A fact was mentioned that really caught my attention, and that was that Tijuana, alone, in 2017, had 1744 homicides in a city with a population of only like 1.2M.
Is it this one, Christopher, right on the border?
"Tijuana is a border city in Mexico, just south of California. Its bustling main street, Avenida Revoluci√≥n, is lined with souvenir shops and lively bars. Landmarks include the neoclassical Jai Alai Front√≥n palace and Centro Cultural Tijuana, a modern cultural complex in the Zona R√≠o district. Throughout town, stadiums stage lucha libre (wrestling) matches, while the nearby city of Rosarito fronts sandy beaches."
YiA Wrote: "Mexico must of improved, about 7 years ago it was common to be kidnapped and murdered."
Hey, YiA...wish that was the case, but just the opposite. I was listening to conservative talk radio last week, and they were discussing the caravan, and the border wall, etc. A fact was mentioned that really caught my attention, and that was that Tijuana, alone, in 2017, had 1744 homicides in a city with a population of only like 1.2M.
Compare this number with Chicago...650+ homicides in 2017 within a city of 2.7M (3500 more were shot, but lived).
New York City...290 homicides in 2017 within a city of 8.6M
Los Angeles...167 homicides in 2017 within a city of 4M.
Don't move to, or even visit Tijuana any time soon...that murder rate is staggering, and it's one seriously dangerous city.
Yes, QC, it makes perfect sense‚ÄĒand Democrats will fight it tooth and nail because they are too stupid to see that what they imagine is good for the Democratic Party is actually destroying the nation, without which there will BE no Democratic Party.
Actually, this make sense especially because the Trump Administration does not feel that many if any will qualify for asylum. Now they dont have to be returned to their "country of origin" either seeing as they are already there as Mexico is the country they were last in before attempting to enter the US.