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Trump must put pressure on Mexico to block migrant caravan from Honduras

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 17, 2018

In an interview with Breitbart radio, Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies gives the President sound advice.

 

Migrant caravan 2

Honduran government begs the migrants to turn around.    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/16/honduras-begs-migrant-caravan-turn-back/

 

I’m writing about this story again today because I noted how interested you are in it after my post yesterday, and because it is an opportunity to inform more of you about the other part of our US refugee system—namely the asylum process.

Just recently, here, I told you about asylum and how it is part and parcel of the Refugee Act of 1980, but is being scammed and abused by thousands in recent years.

Simply: refugees are selected abroad as supposedly persecuted people and flown here (that is what all this 30,000 cap business is all about).  The Hondurans and others who ask for asylum are not part of that cap.

Asylum seekers get to America on their own steam and then claim they will be persecuted if returned home. 

If granted asylum they are then considered refugees. However, most of those headed our way are what are called economic migrants in migration lingo.

From Breitbart:

Jessica Vaughan: Trump Should ‘Put Pressure on Mexico’ to Block Migrant Caravans

Jessica Vaughan

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, advised the Trump administration to pressure Mexico against allowing entry to caravans of migrants seeking passage to the U.S.

Vaughan offered her remarks in a Monday interview with Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight.

Vaughan described existing U.S. refugee asylum policies as incentivizing foreigners to seek entry into the homeland via their humanitarian provisions, recalling previous analyses offered on an earlier migrant caravan’s access to America.

“It’s really our policy that is enticing them to come, and I am surprised it took this long,” said Vaughan. “This is not the choice of the Trump administration. It certainly does not want to entice people to take this dangerous journey, and when you look the pictures, it is a lot of young men, but it’s also some kids coming, too. It’s dangerous for them, but it now has this aura of an adventure that people are taking, like the gold rush or something.”

Vaughan said aspiring migrants are advised to travel to America by both smugglers and ostensibly humanitarian groups based in the U.S.

“[Migrants] are being told by the smugglers — who I’m sure are among them, or the organizers, I mean they’re really almost the same thing — to [travel to the U.S.].

Certainly they’re being egged on by the humanitarian groups and even by groups within the United States.”

In April, Left-wing American lawyers offered migrant caravan travelers “legal training sessions,” advising migrant what to say to improve their likelihood of obtaining entry to the U.S. in their dealing with immigration judges and asylum officers.

[….]

Vaughan added, “Why wouldn’t it [the caravan] grow? They are realistically optimistic that they will be let into the United States. At some point, the Trump administration, the best possible solution is for them to say, ‘No.’ Or put pressure on Mexico to not issue them transit visas. They have no basis to enter Mexico unless Mexico is going to give them asylum.”

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Former Senator and now Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered asylum judges to stick to the legal definition of persecution when weighing asylum claims.  Running from gang violence, abusive husbands or looking for work are not grounds for admission.

Vaughan described Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s new directives to immigration judges and asylum officers.

Claiming to have witnessed violence or to have come from a violent place is not good enough to get you into the country to make an asylum claim, to pass your ‘credible fear’ test,” stated Vaughan. “They’re expected now to show that the persecution that they claim was carried out by the government, or with the government’s blessing. General violence is not going to cut it.”

[….]

Vaughan said, “The best possible solution is to not let [caravan migrants] enter,” adding that “it is obvious to everyone” that the caravan migrants’ motivations are “economically based.”

Vaughan explain, “The goal should be to have people not get across, at all, because then it’s a whole different story once they set foot in the United States, whether they’ve been admitted or paroled or whatever. As soon as we let them across, that’s when it becomes extremely difficult to remove them and return them to their home countries.”

There is much more here.

Temporary Protected Status connection?

I wouldn’t put it past the Open Borders activists to ultimately use this caravan PR campaign to try to get the Trump administration to reverse its decision to rescind the Temporary Protective Status for Hondurans already in the US. See here, and here.

How can the President be so mean as to return thousands of Hondurans already in the US to a country where so many are trying to escape, they might say.

9 Responses to “Trump must put pressure on Mexico to block migrant caravan from Honduras”

  1. kansasdudess said

    guess you missed it trump issued statements to veneszuela hondurus and guatamala .he told them all that if they didnt stop this recent caravan that he would immediately hault all us funding to those countries..of course msm is not reporting that..

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  2. Mexico usually just lets them wait there, right at our back door. I think the idea is that they will lie in wait for a more favorable political climate, at which time they will pull the usual stunts.

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  3. Judy K. Warner said

    Then there’s this: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/honduras-guatemala-act-stop-migrants-trump-threats-001536209.html
    Honduras, Guatemala move to stop migrant caravan after Trump threats.

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  4. By all means, we should do everything but our Commander-In-Chief defending our borders.
    How about sending each Latin American leader a big box of See’s Candies?

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  5. Robert K Pavlick said

    Mexico should not be allowing these Central Americans to pass through their country and on into USA ! They should be held responsible for these incursions since they are aiding and abetting these illegals. And US border guards and troops, if necessary, should be turning them back into Mexico at the border ! They should not be placed in camps and then defended in US courts at taxpayer expense !

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  6. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    Encourage President Trump to put pressure on Mexico to block this caravan.
    Remember, as Ann has often said, there is a link in the top right corner of this website that takes you directly to the white House.

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  7. Lorraine Goodwin said

    President Trump TELL MEXICO IF THEY ALLOW ONE 1 ILLEGAL TO CROSS THEIR COUNTRY INTO “OURS” WE WILL BLOCK “” OF THEIR INCOMING ANYTHING PERIOD!!!!!

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