Migrants make outrageous demands

Now that’s brazen.

According to the San Diego newspaper, some of those Central Americans stuck in Tijuana while trying to get into the U.S. marched to the U.S. Consulate there Tuesday and demanded that asylum processing be speeded up or that the U.S. pay them $50,000 each to go home. If it is dangerous for them to return to their home countries, how much more dangerous would it be if they returned with what would be fortune there?

One letter delivered to the consulate said, “It may seem like a lot of money to you. But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”

This seems an odd thing to say since Trump is threatening to cut off aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador if they don’t stop the caravans. Honduras got $181 million in U.S. aid in 2017. Guatemala got $127 million. El Salvador got $118 million.

One letter to the consulate said the caravans consist of “families, women and children, the majority of which are young men who are fleeing from poverty, insecurity and political repression under the dictatorship of Juan Orlando Hernandez,” and demanded the U.S. remove the Honduran president. We believe that would be called a coup.

That’s a lot of demands from people who want to enter the U.S.

Migrants march on U.S. consulate in Tiajuana Tuesday. (San Diego Union-Tribune pix)

26 comments on “Migrants make outrageous demands

  1. Of the 6,000 who showed up a month ago, 3,500 have disappeared and many of them may have already snuck into the U.S.

  2. Linda Sanders says:

    American citizens who are encouraging/supporting this behavior should be tried for treason!

  3. Linda Sanders says:

    I read where one of the disillusioned migrants who was going to turn back said “Trump sent the military instead of social workers.” That mean ol’ Mr. President.

  4. Steve says:

    Delusional. All of’m.
    Go to another country and demand money…go ahead, try it. Let us know what happens there.

  5. Rincon says:

    I believe this is a nonissue. Only the most hare brained radicals don’t believe the caravan needs to be stopped at the border and that asylum claims should be handled in the standard manner.

  6. Anonymous says:


    So much nonsense here. Fed by misinformation, ignorance, fear and hate I guess.

    Yeah those greedy ungrateful Hondurans boy, the very nerve those people have to want the US to pay for the suffering this country imposed on them. We can only hope those miserable ingrates starve, die of thirst, or get raped and/beaten to death without anyone from this country having to notice. Let’s face it, in Trumplandia, the problems of anyone else, especially those other color people, just ain’t our concern no matter how responsible this country is for cause their problems from the beginning.

    Heck, let’s just pretend that those people, instead of fleeing for their lives because of the US’s direct intervention into that country,supporting brutal dictators all the while of course, who kill anyone and every seeking simple peace or the rule of law, are really “invaders” intent on overthrowing this country and stealing our beers and our televisions. That’ll do ‘er!

    But,for anyone that is not just a dumb cheering stump though, swayed by right wing bumper sticker logic, who wants just a little insight into why it is that these peoples claims to asylum AT LEAST, is completely justified and should be met with apologies and open arms, you could educate yourself just a little.

    Here’s your chance.


  7. Wendy says:

    The guy leading this is a terrorist:

  8. And Mexico granted him asylum? San Diego newspaper mentioned the Chinese restaurant bombing but did not mention U.S. soldiers were hurt.

  9. Steve says:

    Daily Beast continues to insist on using ad servers that do not vet their ads hijacking browsers and attempting to drop malware on devices operated by unsuspecting people. The RJ does this same thing. And they have the audacity to try and get me to give them subscription money for the privilege of allowing them to continue to try and drop malware on my devices.

    No. The RJ and Daily Beast are off limits due to their insistence on intentionally spreading malware via disreputable ad services.
    They do not deserve my money, support or time.

    Find better sources.

  10. Rincon says:

    “Political Insider is a political news and opinion website with a strong conservative bias. Political Insider’s reports always favor the right and can be unreliable for facts and sometimes publishes right wing conspiracy theories. This source is very close to the questionable list and needs to be fact checked. It has also landed on Politifact’s fake news list.”

  11. Rincon says:

    So let’s see here. Trump has been accused of a dozen or so crimes, and the evidence for some is rather convincing, but you all say he’s innocent unless he can be proven guilty. “Guerrero, 54, has spent the last 31 years living a quiet life in Mexico City. Until recently, he earned a living selling bracelets, earrings and necklaces.” Not terribly typical for a terrorist. It’s also interesting that Mexico granted him political asylum, but you seem to consider him guilty without any knowledge of the evidence. I assume you’re calling him a sleeper terrorist, who hid out for 31 years only to come out into the open so that he can…what, create terror by getting himself into the news?

  12. Steve says:

    Rincon, that link is wrong for sure and as such , it needed to be ignored. Not elevated with extended study.

    The San Diego Union tribune is ranked least biased.

    Interesting you appear to have no opinion on the story in that paper.

  13. SDU-T: “Mexico diplomats called him a ‘freedom fighter’ and granted him permanent asylum. The U.S. protested, calling him a ‘terrorist.'”

  14. Rincon says:

    I have no criticism of the San Diego Tribune story.

  15. Steve says:

    Ah, so is it proper to assume you do not wish to opine on the actions described in the story?

  16. Steve says:

    I mean, how could demands for money to “go away” be a “non issue”?

  17. Wendy says:

    Rincon, Political insider was only one of several sources that came up in a web search. It’s pretty tough these days to find any information source that is free from political bias. Nearly all of them lean left.

  18. Anonymous says:

    My guess is anyone that clams “nearly all of them (sources) lean left” never read a single source that “leans left”.

    Which makes a claim that “nearly all of them lean left” unsupported at best.

    In my opinion, nearly all sources lean right. So I guess it’s a matter of perspective.

  19. Steve says:



    Patrick is a hack

  20. Rincon says:

    If one person (or set of people) claims the media lean to the left and another says they lean right, it’s a pretty good bet that it’s the speakers who lean left and right.

    Demands for money to go away are a nonissue because the people making the demand have no good way to make it stick.

    Calling Patrick a hack is hardly one of your better arguments, Steve. It reflects on you more than him.

  21. Steve says:

    “If one person (or set of people) claims the media lean to the left and another says they lean right, it’s a pretty good bet that it’s the speakers who lean left and right.”

    Pretty much describes the hack, Rincon.

    I, quietly, remind you I was the one who pointed you to mediabiasfactcheck

  22. Steve says:

    It only takes
    the discovery
    of one little lie
    to shine a
    light on
    the rest of
    your story.

    Not directed at anyone in particular….hack.

  23. Rincon says:

    Yes, you did point the way to mediabiasfactcheck, a very useful reference. Thanks for that.

    It’s a little off subject, but If it only takes one lie to shine a questioning light on a story, then why do so many people trust Trump? Just wondering.

  24. Steve says:

    If you are asking me if I am among those, I don’t trust him and I didn’t vote for him either.

    That said, I know quite a few who did vote for him and do like what he says and does. From conversations with them, I have come to my own conclusions. I believe it has a lot to do with being ignored and ridiculed for so long instead of being included and listened to in an effort to unite rather than divide. And divide is what worked for both parties since the Nixon years.
    Excluding people from active involvement creates that undercurrent of anger at being actively pushed out. The word “deplorable” should come to mind.

    Moreover, I believe Trump did not win, it was Clinton who lost. Her campaign did so by ignoring the intent of the electoral college. Sanders campaign was pointing it out and her campaign made a “strategic decision” to not campaign in those states Trump managed to turn.
    Historically the so called “path to victory” fails miserably, this time it was handed to the Trump campaign on a silver platter.

    The intent of the electoral college is to force presidential campaigns to actively engage in the entire country, not just population centers.

  25. Rincon says:

    Mostly, we agree. As for the Electoral College, it was the first affirmative action program for minorities.

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