Migrant Caravan Demands U.S. Give Them $50K Each To Go Home

Members of the migrant caravan demanded that they either be let into the U.S., or be given $50,000 each to go home.

Tijuana, MEX – Members of the migrant caravan that marched across Mexico with the intent of crossing into the United States have demanded that President Donald Trump either let them into the country or hand them $50,000 each so they can go home and become business owners.

“A lot of people are leaving because there is no solution here,” 38-year-old Douglas Matute told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “We thought they would let us in. But Trump sent the military instead of social workers.”

Approximately 100 migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday to deliver their ultimatum, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” the group’s organizer, Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa said. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”

Ulloa said he left Honduras 30 years ago, after he was falsely accused of attacking a Chinese restaurant there in 1987, he claimed.

He has since established an online petition asking the United States to exonerate him of the alleged offense in Honduras, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Ulloa said that if the U.S. government were to pay each member of his group $50,000 to return to their countries of origin, they could go back and start small businesses of their own.

The group’s letter also asked the U.S. to oust Honduran President Orlando Hernandez from office.

The migrants demanded that the U.S. Consulate respond to their ultimatum within 72 hours, but Ulloa said they have not decided what they will do if their requests are not met.

A second group of approximately 50 migrants delivered their own letter to the U.S. Consulate at approximately 1:20 p.m.

The letter asked U.S. officials to expedite the asylum process by admitting up to 300 migrants at the San Ysidro Port of Entry every day – a significant uptick from the 40 to 100 asylum seekers that are currently being admitted.

“Families, women and children who have fled our countries continue to suffer and the civil society of Tijuana continue to be forces to confront this humanitarian crisis, a refugee crisis caused in great part by decades of U.S. intervention in Central America,” the group said in the letter.

Approximately 15 members of the second group had also participated in a hunger strike to demand an expedited asylum process.

The caravan was comprised of over 6,000 migrants when it reached Tijuana about one month ago.

Since then, an estimated 300 members have been deported, and another 700 have returned to their home countries voluntarily.

Around 2,500 have applied for humanitarian visas in Mexico, on caravan member told Mexican officials on Tuesday, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The remaining members of the caravan are unaccounted for, and may have crossed into the U.S. or settled into other Mexican cities.

Comments (18)
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LEO030
LEO030

Allow them into the states and then arrest them for extortion.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Ummmmmm let's see....illegal immigration is a criminal offense. Extortion is a criminal offense. And they wonder why we don't want them here ?

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

(With apologies to those who already read and responded to this comment in "Conversations" - I just wanted to repeat it here again) Why, of course, after we pay down our national debt, feed our poor, take care of our veterans, house our homeless ...

axelpanic
axelpanic

Haven't they caused numerous issues in other countries and now want to cause issues with ours? Doesn't this fall under terrorism? We don't negotiate with terrorists.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Apparently these idiots don't pay attention to elections, they don't realize Clinton lost, Obama's finished and Trump won.

Mrs10
Mrs10

So they want to come here why?

If they claim we're the source of all their problems, why are they flocking in droves? If you truly believe that America is the source for your country's violence/political problems, why would you want to seek asylum here? And how will $50,000 suddenly make it ok to go home for these people? I thought they were here because they were afraid of violence and persecution.

They can't have it both ways - that type of non-logical thinking only makes sense to liberal "progressives". Otherwise it's simply mind-boggling.

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

Counter-offer: I'll toss a roll of quarters over the wall and you can fight for them.

angeleyes
angeleyes

spit in one hand and wish in the other, guess which one wins. go home and the check's in the mail. as stated it's nothing but extortion. tell us how much bad we have done to their country, but want to live here, can you imagine how much damage they can and will cause here.

RPG156
RPG156

To begin a journey on foot of thousands of miles in the slim hope that you might be allowed in is crazy and not well thought out.... But to demand $50K from the US Government to go back to the country where you were "oppressed and in danger" is crazier... But the most insane part of that request is that these people somehow think that banditos and the cartel aren't going to take that money and leave their corpse laying in a ditch somewhere between Tijuana and Guatemala.

America1st
America1st

I thought the US did not negotiate with criminals but yet seems they pay them weekly now days. Officers risk their life everyday, sometimes making split decisions to take a life to save their own life or the lives of others. Then when they make these split decisions they are instantly investigated and then haters come out to feed. This process is absolutely flawed! These men and women that leave their homes/families to protect ours need every single one of us to stand up and support them in ANYWAY we can! Write letters, speak out, put it on your shirts, shake their hand and thank them for serving our community and country. They

Stanracer
Stanracer

So in the end it's still still all about the money. This had really become a trend. Sad!👎

FilthyRich1999
FilthyRich1999

They're 2 years late. The dumb**s that was in office before Trump would have given them twice that.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

We cannot offer you 50 k today ...but we can offer you an all inclusive plane flight to sunny ,warm Central America ....... Its just lovely this time of year.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Sorry, this is way too crazy to be believable. And I haven't seen any serious media source backing this article yet, but I will be happy to be proven wrong. Let's not get all worked up until there is some confirmation, ok? I mean, c'mon.