Why Asylum Seeking Migrant Caravan Not Seeking Real Asylum

Several weeks ago, a group of about 1,000 people left Honduras heading north to either Mexico or the United States.

They claimed they were seeking asylum from the violence and poverty in their homeland.

As the caravan marched north Guatemala and into Mexico, the caravan grew to nearly 8,000 and continues to grow.

If the migrants are truly just seeking safe asylum then why are not refusing the asylum offers being made by the Mexican government?

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Mexico has offered those in the caravan asylum, healthcare, places to live and jobs and yet thousands appear to be rejecting Mexico’s offer as they continue to head north to the United States border.

Liberty Unyielding – Thanks to the kindness of strangers — including Mexican police, who are flagging down civilian vehicles on the highway and cramming them full of “caravan” members — the first wave of migrants from Central America should arrive at the U.S. border much sooner than I recently predicted. Most, if not all, of them will be seeking asylum, and toward that end they will come prepared. They will have been coached by liberal activists and immigration lawyers on how to show “credible fear” of persecution if they are sent back to their country of origin, which is the only grounds for receiving asylum.

They have been that told the odds of succeeding are slim — fewer than 10% of those who apply are granted asylum — but they’re willing to take that chance, not to mention a trek of 2,000 miles that is often fraught with danger, all with an eye toward securing a sliver of that sweet, sweet American pie.

One almost has to admire their tenacity until one learns that they could have spared themselves that sun-baked march and won a better life much closer to home. From NBC News via the Associated Press: …

The only thing the migrants are seeking is illegal entrance in the United States.

They are counting on Democrats to allow them into the country and then give them sanctuary and eventual citizenship.

They’ve heard how illegal aliens are given free medical care, free education and so much more and they want the promises they hear from Democrats.

Caravans like this will continue to come to our border until America can build a wall and effectively stop any further illegal immigration.

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David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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