It is a move that will do nothing to diminish the belief by many that the ‘human caravan’ marching from Central America to the United States is nothing more than a paid political stunt intended to create chaos and division at the U.S./Mexico southern border. The self-proclaimed ‘refugees’ have been granted asylum by the Mexican government. These refugees refused which would indicate they are not refugees at all—but something else entirely.
(ABOVE: Refugees, or an invasion?)
Via: NBC News:
ARRIAGA, Mexico — Several thousand Central American migrants turned down a Mexican offer of benefits if they applied for refugee status and stayed in the country’s two southernmost states, vowing to set out before dawn Saturday to continue their long trek toward the U.S. border.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced what he called the “You are at home” plan, offering shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs to Central Americans in Chiapas and Oaxaca states if they applied, calling it a first step toward permanent refugee status. Authorities said more than 1,700 had already applied for refugee status.
But after one of the caravan’s longest days of walking and hanging from passing trucks, the bulk of the migrants were boisterous Friday evening in their refusal to accept anything less than safe passage to the U.S. border.