One thousand Central American migrants are headed to the United States border. Adolfo Flores, a BuzzFeed News reporter, has been traveling with the group of migrants and wrote that "no one in Mexico dares to stop them." President Donald Trump reacted to the report and called off all negotiations with Democrats over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) if the migrants arrive.
With the help of a humanitarian group called "Pueblo Sin Fronteras" (people without borders), the 1,000 plus migrants will reach the U.S. border with a list of demands to several governments in Central America, the United States, and Mexico.
Here's what they demanded of Mexico and the United States in a Facebook post:
-That they respect our rights as refugees and our right to dignified work to be able to support our families
-That they open the borders to us because we are as much citizens as the people of the countries where we are and/or travel
-That deportations, which destroy families, come to an end
-No more abuses against us as migrants
-Dignity and justice
-That the US government not end TPS for those who need it
-That the US government stop massive funding for the Mexican government to detain Central American migrants and refugees and to deport them
-That these governments respect our rights under international law, including the right to free expression
-That the conventions on refugee rights not be empty rhetoric
"The border is stained red!"
"Because there they kill the working class!"
"Why do they kill us? Why do they murder us..."
"If we are the hope of Latin America?"
2018 Refugee Caravan “Migrantes en la Lucha”
Pueblo Sin Fronteras
Here's a snippet of what the president had to say:
Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat… https://t.co/DdTVIyin70— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1522590994.0
Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Bor… https://t.co/9ZjeOUnVtd— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1522592746.0
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told Fox News that if the migrants do arrive, they'll lose track of them almost immediately thanks to "catch-and-release."
See Pat's reaction to this report above.