Mexico Denies Tentative Deal, Migrants Plan San Ysidro Protest Sunday
As usual in the fickle world of politics, now the government of Mexico is denying they made a deal with the Trump administration, as we reported Saturday. And today’s the day at least some of the migrants plan to march on the San Ysidro border crossing at 12 EST. That crossing was briefly shut down last week while border “hardening” occurred.
Different media are reporting that the march is either a run on the crossing or a “peaceful protest.”
The marchers are expected to head out from the stadium, where many have been staying, and attempt to cross the border in a major test for both U.S. border authorities and Mexican officials. On Saturday, the first episode of caravan-related violence directed at U.S. authorities was reported by U.S. Border Patrol, as a 31-year-old Honduran man who apparently split off from the caravan threw rocks at agents and a helicopter in Arizona after setting a tree on fire.
The prospective deal between the U.S. and Mexico was seen as a way to dissuade thousands of Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S., a process that can take years. The legal bar for claiming asylum is high and generally requires applicants to show a specific risk of persecution based on factors such as race, nationality, politics or religion.
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Captain of local police in Tijuana reprimands migrants for planning to overthrow the San Ysidro border using a chain of children and Infants in their front lines, while the men attack.https://t.co/ng3qGJTdts
— Mäti (@Mti92835103) November 23, 2018
The caravan is going to have a peaceful protest tomorrow at 5am at the San Isidro crossing to awaken Trump’s heart. I really wish people in contact with the migrants would explain to them that the U.S. government doesn’t want them? They should protest their own countries. https://t.co/T6xkvMetAA
— Whitexican Doge 🐶👌 (@Doge_Covfefe) November 25, 2018
Will this be “peaceful?” Will the border be shut down completely?