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.