TIME magazine reports Saturday that the massive migrant caravan headed for the U.S. border rejected Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s program launched Friday dubbed “You are home,” which promises shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs to Central Americans who agree to stay in the southern Mexico states of Chiapas or Oaxaca.
Migrant caravan continues for U.S. border after rejecting Mexico's offer to stayhttps://t.co/Bu7uSIhs7p
— TIME (@TIME) October 27, 2018
More than a hundred Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields abandoned a blockade they had formed on a bridge Saturday, allowing a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants to advance toward the United States.
The officers ended the standoff after representatives from Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission told police that a rural stretch of highway without shade, toilets or water was no place for migrants to entertain offers of asylum in Mexico. Police boarded buses and headed further down the highway, while migrants cheered and vowed to trek all the way to the U.S. border.
Orbelina Orellana, a migrant from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, said she and her husband left three children behind and had decided to continue north one way or another.
“Our destiny is to get to the border,” Orellana said.
What a shock: instead of accepting Mexico’s offer, it looks like the migrant caravan is doing some country shopping to make sure to score the best asylum deal.
Evidence they’re not asylum seekers, Exhibit A.
— Katie (@katieb93_) October 27, 2018
And now any case for asylum in America that they thought they had, is gone.
— Charged Neutron (@fusion_allusion) October 27, 2018
At my house I just leave the door open so the homeless can come in and help themselves to the fridge, shower, bed and whatever else they need. What?…doesn't everyone?
— The Real Boogerbear (@Boogerbear19) October 27, 2018
Someone should go there with a truck full of American flags and start giving them out. I would be curious to see what happens.
— David Francis (@PureManhattan) October 27, 2018
Why are these people fleeing socialist paradises in Central and South America to come to the evil, racist, capitalist United States?
— That Guy (@jbjamesbeckwith) October 27, 2018
Looks and sounds more like an invasion. Far more hopeful if they had that same courage, determination, and perseverance to fix their own country of origin.
— Ricky Ticky Tavi (@EdmundoSalero) October 27, 2018
This comes as quite the shock.
— Peter “It’s something I might have said” Martin (@JunkkMale) October 27, 2018
Add Conan O’Brien to those who see the migrant caravan as cheap unskilled labor https://t.co/1D1s5acyl4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 24, 2018