Caravan migrants smash through border fence

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Central Americans traveling together in a mass caravan smashed through a Guatemalan border fence on Friday and fled toward Mexican territory, directly defying President Trump’s threats and Mexican authorities’ call for an organized migration.

The 4,000-person strong-migrant caravan pushing north toward the United States initially stalled Friday morning at Guatemala’s border with Mexico, where members debated the next step.

On the Mexican side of a border bridge, they were met by a wall of police with riot shields. About 50 migrants succeeded in pushing through before officers unleashed pepper spray and the rest retreated. The chaos calmed somewhat as migrants formed lines stretching across the bridge and some even returned to the Guatemalan side to buy water and food.

But others, tired of waiting, jumped off the bridge into the Suchiate River. Migrants organized a rope brigade to ford its muddy waters, and some floated across on rafts operated by local residents who charged a dollar or two to make the crossing.

Manelich Castilla, the Mexican federal police chief, told Foro TV that his forces successfully prevented a violent breach by the migrants. But in a separate interview with Milenio television, he said people not part of the group had attacked police with rocks and fireworks.

“It will be under the conditions that have been said since the start,” Castilla said. “Orderly, with established procedures, never through violence or force as a group of people attempted.”

Earlier Friday, Mexico’s ambassador to Guatemala said his country intended to enforce what he called a policy of orderly entry in the face of the thousands trying to cross.

Ambassador Luis Manuel Lopez Moreno added that more than 100 migrants had been allowed to cross the bridge to apply for refugee status, including some who were from the caravan and others who were not.

Trump has told Mexico that he is monitoring the country’s response. On Thursday he threatened to close the U.S. border if Mexico didn’t stop the caravan. Later that day he tweeted a video of Mexican federal police deploying at the Guatemalan border and wrote: “Thank you Mexico, we look forward to working with you!”

Still, Mexican officials said those with passports and valid visas — a small portion of those trying to cross — would be let in immediately.

Migrants who want to apply for refuge in Mexico were welcome to do so, they said, but any who decide to cross illegally and are caught will be detained and deported.

The first members of the caravan began arriving in the Guatemalan border town of Tecun Uman on buses and trucks early Thursday, but the bulk of the group sloshed into town on foot in a downpour late in the afternoon and into the evening.

SRC : Fox

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79 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve waited my whole life for President Trump to come along and end all this foolishness by lazy lame duck Washington DC. Unbelievable stupid policies ruining America. Hardest working President EVER. GET ON THE TRUMP TRAIN OR GET OUT OF THE WAY. 25 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED POOR SPANISH SPEAKING CRIMINALS. SERIOUSLY.

  2. Build the wall put our troops on the border until the wall is completely built don’t allow these p to enter our Country

  3. It is time we enforce our rules. I hope President Trump will close the borders for about a year. giving the US time to get the immigration laws fixed to protect our country I hope he will cut off all aide to countries braking our rules. It is time to take care of Americans. We have homeless veterans living on the streets, but we keep up the illegals. That is not right Americans should be taken care of first.

  4. Haley’s comments about our political opponents are not evil Has a misconstrued definition of the word ‘evil’. She should see things/actions from our side of the stories and maybe she will reevaluate her take on their actions!!

  5. I’ve said before! They are out of their trouble in Mexico! No need to come any further!The Mexican government called on U.N. help and once AGAIN they are useless!!

  6. Trump said he would use military force to prevent illegals from crossing the US borders. This is his red line in the sand. Now lets see if he follows Obama’s red line in the sand.

  7. If it gets to the point where Trump needs to send Our Military to the Boarder i hope they load up with rubber bullets, tear gas and water canons. The use of these defensive tactics should also be used against all rioters.

  8. So Soros and the extreme left will have blood before these people stop take George’s money and go home! God forgive me but this must stop one way or the other! They are going to make our troops the bad guys!
    Stand strong Mr. President every President faces a test somewhere in his term in office stop them period!

    • That’s exactly why soros is behind this to make President Trump look bad before the midterms he’s in trouble ether way he responds to this invasion we need to take out soros from this country and deport him to Russia

    • Water cannons followed by nonlethal munitions and dogs then the real thing if they dont get the picture

    • These Invaders are the bad guys they are using children as human shield like Saddam Hussein did just like the Falsistinians have for 83 years now that makes them evil not Amwrican Military that must stlp them the Liberturds are brainless here.

  9. Send out the military’s out by the border.
    TIME TO BE FIRM BRING OUT SLEEPING GAS SPRAYER ALL OF THEM SENT THEM ON TRAIN RIDE BACK HOME… THEY ARE SENT TO SABOTAGE TO DISRUPT TO Hi JACKED THE VOTES TO DISMANTLE AMERICAN CITIZEN NATION.
    BY GEORGE AND HIS DONORS

    WE NEED TO GET TOUGH start TRACKING THESE CORRUP PEOPLE ON THE ROAD.
    MY FAMILY’S ARE CONCERN THAT’S IT’S GOING TO START HOME INVASION Hi Jack CARS ROBBERY MURDERS STEALING YOUR IDENTITY…
    And there so many many of them coming That’s real scary.
    I DON’T BELIEVE WHEN THEY SAY JOBS OR FAMILY MEMBERS NO THEY’RE THERE FOR A REASON BY THE Radical DEMOCRATS .

  10. Im very happy to hear that MY PRESIDENT , Dobald J. Trump has decided to let these apparent CRIMINAL INVADERS know well in advance that any thought of enteribg the U.S.A. will be met with our military troops.

    Bammy wouldnt even think of this because his one and only thought was the DESTRUCTION OF THE U.S.A. from within ( methods used by Commys , Marxists. , Fascists and , of course , those that sponsor RADIXAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM.

    BAMMY IS STILL MUSLIM AS WELL AS America’s FIRST GAY PRESIDENT ( He and Michael AKA Michelle look like such a happy couple )

  11. Uh…where do 4000+ folks get the food and water. How do they go to the bathroom? Oh yeah…and where do they get the semi trucks to blast through gates.

  12. If this criminal cabal’s mob that instigated, hired and organized by the Democrat $upporters does not drive your passion to do all you can to ensure election victories for every Republican with no votes for Democrats … Than you mus be an anti-American, a hater of both our Constitution and Biblical heritage.
    God is a prayer Answering lover of righteousness who never loss, is not losing and who will never lose.

  13. IF the caravan members apply force at the U.S. Border then they should be met with force. The U.S. could start with fire hoses, pepper spray and even rubber bullets. IF they continue to be forceful then what ever force that is determined necessary to stop them. They are breaking U.S. laws. IF they are willing to peacefully be interviewed and determined to be willing to enter facilities to under go citizenship training and become U.S. CITIZENS.

  14. This 73 year old Vietnam disabled vet did not serve as a 23 year old on the other side of the world trying to save others’ freedoms to come home , be hated for it and then fifty years later watch the INVASION ongoing! I swear if these animals and violators of our laws try this tactic at OUR Border, I HOPE President Trump meets their assault on our borders with MILITARY armed force and orders to protect American Citizens and property from these foreign felons; as that is EXACTLY what they are and they need to be recognized as such by the IDIOTS of the New World Order internal enemy of us all, the Radical Leftist Progressive Democrats about whom NOTHING at all is AMERICAN! period.

  15. If we have to shoot these people so be it for it will show we mean business that our border is not to be crossed and we should put up signs say do not cross for you will be shot if you resist arrest or storm our border period!!!

  16. Pres.Trump needs to follow through and send the military down,don’t let any in. We already have enough angry people on the left,we don’t need to have those who tell us they have a right to come in. This is a sovereign country but the D’s hate that and it is Soros that got this going,he has paid these people thousands each to do this. Turn them all back.

  17. they is a invasion and should be treated as such any democrats who support them should be tried for treason

    • AGREED 100%. Here is what should be done. I would capture these caravan migrants who smashed the border fence and subject all of them to a valentines day massacre a la Big Al Capone. This would send a very strong message to all future migrant border fence smashers. The Message: if you continue with such disrespectful and despicable behavior, you will be mowed down a la Big Al. You need to be strongly vetted and be legal before we will allow you entrance into this country! You will be respectful of our laws, you will not have any criminal intent, and if approved you will give this country something to be proud of!

  18. These migrants, if you want to call them that, on their own so-called Trail of Tears are in for a rude awakening when they get to the United States border! That’s if they get there!! The government of Mexico is supposed to disperse and Deport any and all of these future criminals to the American justice system! One Mexican official said it the best, if we don’t stop this train how many others are going to come behind them?? None or very very few of them have legal papers also! So they shouldn’t be able to enter Mexico!
    These people are not coming to America in order to get away from violence and criminal activity they are coming here, coached by American attorneys who organized the whole outrageous train, because they wanted better jobs and more money!! so none of them will be eligible for residency in the United States! I live in deep, deep south Texas Inn Harlingen and we do not want any more illegals here!! Apparently, the word has gotten out because the border patrol has detained two different convoys of people both over 250 Plus! We hope that President Trump does close the border and put American Marines down here to control the influx of illegal criminals!!

  19. Please President Trump! Do whatever is necessary to stop these illegals from entering our country! It is not right that these people are trying to force our people to pay for them to push their way into our country illegally! We can’t take care of all the poor in the world nor should we be overwhelmed with criminals and drugs!

  20. Everyone is entitled to strive for a better life but that entitlement DOES NOT include the right to receive American taxpayer dollars. There’s no shortage of needy causes RIGHT HERE in our own backyard that need those funds. Our public schools, healthcare, senior citizens, Veterans, substance abuse issues, homelessness…the list goes on and on and on and on. We cannot afford to be Central America’s welfare department anymore when we don’t have the resources to cover our OWN citizens needs. In a perfect world maybe we could but we don’t live in a perfect world. We have to live in REALITY.

  21. Build the wall and protect the USA 🇺🇸 from illegals and criminals communist mafia, drug cartels, and human traffickers. We need protection, we are one or the biggest power and illegals just think they are going to come into America by force 💯🇺🇸🙏

  22. I hope he President Trump leaves military at the southern border for quite awhile
    It would send a message to George Soros that he does not control the United states of America and that his money will come at fines of $20.billion.Start fining all these New York billionaires to pay got our walls. Reinforced steel.

  23. Send them all back. Let them come in like it has always been done. Learn the language ( press one ) and live by our customs and laws. They should all have a sponser and a job awaiting them. No freebies no social security unless they pay into it like we have all done.

  24. We finally have a President that wants to control the borders and keep our own people safe, stop the horde and send them back to their shithole.

  25. People who need help should have help. We all need a hand at times . But some want to take it too far. Citizenship , social programs, driver’s license , education and more is too much . We can support folks on their own turf with stipulations that verify our support is getting to the right people. But don’t invite them in. They don’t appreciate us or respect us . They just want and need for themselves desparately. There’s no patriotism or embracing our culture . They bring with them everything they are leaving. Help ? Sure But be sensible

  26. HOLDING A FOREIGN TO ENTER MEXICO OR AMERICA IS INVASION & CAN BE FIRE ON BY MEXICO OR THE U.S. MILITARY

  27. Call out our Military, Round them up..let our Military, return them to where they came from!
    Come legally or be sent, or taken back to where you came! 😡👊

  28. An invasion has no legal standing in America so as soon as they show up deport them without a hearing, they are not here legally and should not be treated with anything but instant deportation

  29. if they hook up 220V up to the fence and when the get on the fence just turn it on for a few seconds. i dont think they will try again. don’t kill them just make them aware.

  30. This is a terrible and illegal invasion. As duch it is a threat to our national security and our citizens not to mention our laws. There is no reason any country should have to endure and finance these illegals. They should be treated as all counties treat invaders: repeal them with force. Soros and rhe left cannot be allowed to get away with this orchestrated bull shit invasion. Many illegals will lose their lives but it must be stopped or we lose our country.

  31. Either stop this. Nonscenc or I vote dify.enough is enough,,Call the troops or call the south. They are ready to defend!!!!!

  32. I agree that this volume of people can not be allowed to bum rush into the country. There are several paranoid type comments with accusations linking this to Democrats- no proof, makes no sense.

  33. Thank you Mr President. Nicely done without violence. Working with Mexico is a great stratagem. Helps to build a stronger bond between our nations, and creates a nice buffer zone.
    Still doesn’t negate the need for that wall. Not to mention the possibility the next onslaught might make it past the Mexican military. Still…nice job keeping them from setting foot on our soil.

  34. THEY MUST BE STOPED AT ALL COST THE ARMY SHOULD BE THERE BY THE US BORDER FENCE AND PREVENT ANY ONE FROM GETTING OVER OUR FENCE /BORDER ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. .

  35. I vote that we take a VERY firm stand with these supposed immigrants. Why don’t we offer to medically assess them for diseases? Let’s take the high road and ruin the Leftist’s message/ agenda that Trump and the Republicans don’t care about poor, downtrodden, violence-escaping people. Let’s treat their medical maladies and then send them back.

  36. You CANNOT have open borders and a welfare state at the same time. How would that work? The agdnda of the open borders Marxist Democrats is to flood the country with illegal third world immigrants. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown: 2014: “We WELCOME undocumented immigrants”. The open borders Democrats criticism of THE WALL as ineffective is just lies as part of their strategy to prevent the wall because they know it would stop them from getting what they want. Remember the Antifa chant: “NO BORDERS, NO WALL, NO USA AT ALL!!”.

  37. Send these losers home & make them pay for the fence they destroyed. What animals! Then they wonder why we don’t want them here! Also, aren’t Americans fed up with paying OUR tax dollars to support these losers when we are struggling to take care of our own families?

  38. I THINK THEY SHOULD ALL BE ABLE TO LIVE IN DEMOCRATS HOMES. LIKE ALL THE SENATE AND CONGRESS THAT ARE DEMOCRATS. THEY WANT THEM LET THEM HAVE THEM.LET THEM RAPE AND PILLAGE THEIR FAMILY,S .THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE DOWN FALL OF OUR COUNTRY.I THINK THE NEXT WAR WILL BE DEMOCRATS AGAINST THE REPUBLICANS. IT WILL NOT BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM. NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA . THE NORTH AGAINST SOUTH IN THE CIVIL WAR HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.AFTER I DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT WOMEN CLINTON. AND 8 YEARS OF OBAMA . A MAN WITH HIS EARS LOOKS LIKE A CAB WITH THE DOORS OPEN.I HAD ENOUGH, THIS IS FROM A 1968 VIETNAM VET AND A RETIRED FIREFIGHTER THAT AFTER 31 1/4 YEARS SERVICE HAS HEALTH PROBLEMS.

  39. Water cannons followed by nonlethal munitions and dogs then the real thing if they dont get the picture

  40. Thank God for our brave & determined President.Just think where this country would be or will be if the dems had control. We need to get Soros out of the country & punish the rest of the criminals that all most ruined our wonderful country.

  41. So these migrants are climbing over or smashing through Mexicos fence. when they get to the U.S. they don’t have a fence or wall to climb because we are the only country in the world who doesn’t protect our borders. It’s time for the idiotic Democrats to become Real Americans or get out themselves. We will see in these mid-term elections if all Democrats are stupid or just their elected ones.

  42. We have got to be tougher on illegal immigrants or we will be walked on by everyone on this planet. Our living standards will be vastly lowered through extreme taxes to pay for these illiterate, non-English speaking instant welfare class people, non of whom want to assimilate into our culture and Constitutional Republic. ALL illegal aliens need to be removed forcibly from the U.S. and sent back to their native country. Second time offenses should be met with a ten year sentence and no hope of ever being a citizen!

  43. The NWO and the UN are behind this Immigration”. As the most successful country, of course they want to take us down, because then they’ll take on Russia, then China and bring them down. All heading to one world order dictatorship.

  44. All the young brainwashed college idiots who listen to those communist professors of theirs, who make way too much money to start with and or dealing with lies and deceit instead of what they’re supposed to be teaching the children, should tell the children that this country is going to look exactly like Venezuela as we the American people are broke thanks to Barack Obama and his communist attack against the working people of this country by hiding behind humanism letting all these illegals and you want nothing but free stuff. If these people have so much energy , And they supposedly fear from their government they should use that spirit energy against their government instead of trying to deplete we the people’s children’s future. I believe they should be shut down in the streets, as they have no respect for us and is the same thing as a bank robber coming in and robbing a bank there is not one bit of difference, except they have the communist a.k.a. Democrat party trying to help them overwhelm the American people system with depth, that they in core on the people but exempt yourself from

  45. This is an invasion and should be treated as an invasion. Bring our military home to protect our borders. This is the result of democrat past president and current retorect. This must stop. Vote republican in Nov.

  46. I don’t really condone shooting them, but if all else fails that might be our only option. We certainly don’t want them on our side of the border, they must be stopped at all cost.

  47. Ok, enough is enough. Let’s shoot to kill. Stop putting up with this. If they want war then let’s give it to them!!! We have had plenty of time to cure this problem, so let’s just do it and then we can take care of our own problems here at home. Have a Border Patrolman every 20ft. with guns & have them shoot anyone trying to invade us and cross our borders. It’s our country, not theirs & they have been warned. So they better keep out or else!!!!

  48. Turn them back! No illigal entrance. Block with our military. Build the wall must be turned back!!! save the USA Today!!!!!

  49. Some of you whom are democrates are blind you made this a sanctuary state what now you don’t want them here.
    Of course you are the blame you started the process who are you going to point the finger at for this mess ? Trump ! wrong dumb a$$ he has to fix it while you continue to blame others what a hippocratic party. Vote Republicans in and Dem out or get ready for millions more.

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