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Another Illegal Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for U.S.
« on: March 19, 2020, 08:19:29 AM »
Judicial Watch 3/17/2020

While the world is absorbed in the Coronavirus drama, yet another caravan of illegal immigrants is heading north to the United States from Central America. The group departed recently from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula and is making its way to Guatemala en route to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The final destination is the U.S., according to a Mexican news report that reveals the caravan has some 500 Central Americans but is expected to grow along the way. “They left their country due to a lack of work opportunities and prevailing violence,” according to the Spanish-language article published a few days ago.

The illegal immigrants are expected to arrive late this week in the Guatemalan city of Tecún Umán, a heavily transited border crossing into Mexico. Earlier this month a Guatemalan newspaper reported that, despite the global Coronavirus pandemic, cross border travel between Mexico and Guatemala continues full throttle without any sort of health screenings. It is very unlikely the new group of illegal immigrants will be monitored for health issues as it makes its way north. This marks the third organized Central American caravan that tries to enter Mexico. The most recent one, with about 2,000 Central Americans, took off earlier this year and was largely intercepted by Mexican authorities in Hidalgo.

At the time Honduran authorities disclosed that four Iranian nationals had been arrested after entering the crime-infested nation illegally. The men were heading north to the United States, according to a Honduran newspaper article that attributed the information to the president, Juan Orlando Hernández. The Iranians were transported to the capital, Tegucigalpa, and officials reportedly launched an investigation. The worrisome incident coincided with a U.S. alert warning Mexico of armed Iranians planning to enter the country through the southern border, further illustrating the national security dangers of unmonitored human caravans. The bulletin, issued by the Border Patrol’s regional intelligence operation center in Arizona, said that a Guatemalan national may try to smuggle five Middle Easterners—including a suicide bomber—into the U.S. through Mexico. The smuggler and four other men and a woman transited through Guatemala and Belize before reaching Veracruz, Mexico, according to the bulletin. The Guatemalan, whose name is redacted in the government document, was deported from California a year ago. U.S. authorities received the threat after picking up recordings distributed via social media, according to a Spanish-language news story published by a Latin American outlet.

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Re: Another Illegal Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for U.S.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 09:56:16 AM »
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Honduran authorities disclosed that four Iranian nationals had been arrested after entering the crime-infested nation illegally.
Probably virus-infested, too.
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Re: Another Illegal Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for U.S.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 10:08:44 AM »
My first thought was we can thank the federal judge who stayed Trump's 'remain in Mexico' policy, but after checking I see the SCOTUS lifted the stay (of course the media in my area reported the first but not the latter).

So this particular group must be extraordinarily stupid.

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Re: Another Illegal Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for U.S.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 10:35:08 AM »
Migrant caravan can’t supersede coronavirus concerns

Boston Herald 3/20/202

https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/03/20/migrant-caravan-cant-supersede-coronavirus-concerns/

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Proponents of the open borders approach to immigration tend to present migrants heading to the U.S. as existing in a vacuum. They flee violence, poverty and deprivation in their home countries, and seek a better life in America, one of the richest countries in the world. So what if they enter illegally, or arrive in such numbers as to overwhelm the system? That reflects on us, not them, apparently.

But a caravan of migrants that departed Honduras as the coronavirus swept the Western Hemisphere highlights key problems with this progressive mindset.

As the Guardian reported, Guatemala announced new measures to control migrants heading northwards, on the grounds that it was trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

After a caravan left the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula earlier this month, Guatemala’s president, Alejandro Giammattei, said the migrants would be stopped at the border. “Everyone will have their temperature taken and any person who has (coronavirus) symptoms will not be let in.”


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