(National Sentinel) Ungrateful: The largest of the migrant caravans moving through Mexico split into a number of groups as leaders and organizers began criticizing the Mexican government for its refusal to provide them with transportation.
Once about 7,000 strong, the largest migrant group had been whittled down to around 4,000 after hundreds agreed to an asylum deal offered by Mexico that includes housing, employment, and education.
But apparently, that’s not enough for the rest of the migrants, many of whom argued with organizers while blasting Mexican officials as tempers flared Saturday, the Washington Times reported.
Many were upset that Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes of the state of Veracruz reneged on an offer Friday to provide buses for transport to Mexico City. The Times noted further:
The migrants trekked to the town of Isla, about 700 miles (1,126 kilometers) south of the U.S. border, where several thousand stopped to rest, eat and receive medical attention. They planned to spend the night there before departing at 5 a.m. Sunday en route to the town of Cordoba.
But other migrants, mainly men and the younger members of the group, kept on walking or hitching rides toward Puebla and Mexico City. They hunkered down for the night in Juan Rodriguez Clara or Tierra Blanca farther along the route.
“We think that it is better to continue together with the caravan. We are going to stay with it and respect the organizers,” said Luis Euseda, a 32-year-old from Tegucigalpa, Honduras who is traveling with his wife Jessica Fugon. “Others went ahead, maybe they have no goal, but we do have a goal and it is to arrive.”
Organizers of the caravans have been pleading with Mexican officials for buses to transport migrants through Mexico enroute to the U.S. border, where a growing number of troops and border agents await them to turn them back under orders from POTUS Donald Trump. Also, he plans to sign an order next week that may result in large-scale detentions of migrants while barring anyone from claiming asylum.
Under U.S. law, in order to make a credible claim of asylum, migrants will have had to have applied for it in the first democratically-elected country they came to (Guatemala/Mexico).
Migrants criticized Mexican officials in a statement for sending them northward via the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, labeling it the “route of death.” The path takes them through sugar cane fields and fruit groves where hundreds of migrants have gone missing in recent years, many being picked up by kidnappers who then demand ransoms.
In a statement, the migrants lambasted Mexican officials for directing them northward through the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, calling it the “route of death.” A trek via the sugar fields and fruit groves of Veracruz takes them through a state where hundreds of migrants have disappeared in recent years, falling prey to kidnappers looking for ransom payments.
Gerardo Perez, a 20-year-old migrant, told a Times reporter he was tired. “They’re playing with our dignity. If you could have only seen the people’s happiness last night when they told us that we were going by bus and today we’re not,” he said.
Here’s a better solution: Don’t come in the first place. Stay home and fix your own countries. No one owes you anything.
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