October 14, 2019
They made brown children cry. Now they’ll soon feel the wrath of the Human Rights Patrol.
Authorities in Southern Mexico detained hundreds of African, Caribbean and Central American migrants who were heading north Sunday as part of an up to 2,000-person caravan aiming to reach the United States.
The group set out before sunrise Saturday from the town of Tapachula, Mexico, where many had been marooned for months unsuccessfully trying to get transit visas. They carried heavy backpacks, babies and parcels on their heads.
Just before dusk, after having trudged more than 20 miles north, they were surrounded by hundreds of National Guard agents and police who persuaded the exhausted migrants to board vans back to Tapachula. Children cried, and women complained angrily about waiting months for papers. It was unclear if any would be deported.
Witnesses told Reuters that the caravan included up to 2,000 people and that about 500 members of Mexico’s National Guard military police blocked the highway on both sides. Some of the police were also seen chasing migrants as they fled into neighboring fields. It was estimated that about 150 of those migrants who were stopped elected to walk back to Tapachula on foot.
Not so long ago, people’s idea of what the future would look like was pretty cool.
Now we see how naive they were. Their innocent imagination couldn’t have predicted how things turned out.
If you want a more accurate image of what the future is shaping up to look like, check this out:
Browns and blacks arguing endlessly over the ruins of civilization.
We’ve seen that before.
The crackdown on the caravan, many of whose members were of African descent, underlined the sharp reversal from the immigration policy at work in Mexico a year ago, when officials looked the other way as large groups of migrants traversed the country heading for the U.S. But under pressure from Washington, the government has been taking a tougher stance in dealing with migrants, and many Mexicans are being less welcoming.
Salva Lacruz, from the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center in Tapachula, called the roundup a ‘human hunt’ and noted officials waited until the migrants had tired out before forcing them into vans.
Better to approach them when they’re tired than to risk a possible chimp out.
After all, these are dangerous animals that have ruined their own habitats.
Sending the migrants back south was an ‘exercise in cruelty,’ Lacruz said, saying the migrants have come to Mexico because ‘they need international protection.’
About half of the migrants in the caravan were black, including Haitians, estimated Lacruz, who accompanied the group.
Wilner Metelus, a Mexican activist who was born in Haiti, described the government’s behavior toward migrants of African descent as ‘shameful.’
‘Today the Afro-descendants are alone,’ he said.
‘Migrants of African descent don’t represent a threat to Mexicans. Many of them are highly educated and could offer a lot to the country,’ Metelus added.
Yes, the mythical Highly Educated Negro.
I wonder why they’re not normally seen anywhere outside the media.
Mexico’s export-driven economy is highly dependent on commerce with the U.S., and the government has become far less hospitable to migrants. In June, officials broke up a large caravan, pulled migrants heading north from trains and detained two migrant advocates for questioning. Migrants also have received less help from townspeople, while governments in Central America have agreed to work to slow the tide of migrants.
‘It seems like there is increased enforcement across the region in response to U.S. pressure,’ said Maureen Meyer, director for Mexico and migrant rights at the Washington Office on Latin America.
Migrants from conflict-wracked African countries set their sights on the Americas after doors began to shut in Europe. A typical journey from Africa involves a flight to Brazil, which has been amenable to granting visas, followed by a long and perilous trip north. The worst patch, many African migrants say, is the trek through Panama’s Darien Gap, a dense tropical forest inhabited by venomous snakes and ruthless robbers.
No, not “on the Americas” but “on America.” The United States is always their first choice. There are no caravans marching to random Sub-American shitholes.
Now, southern Mexico has become a frustrating waystation for thousands of Africans, most of whom would prefer to start anew in the U.S. or Canada because of language and cultural barriers in Mexico.
‘These are individuals that have gone through numerous horrors both in their home countries and then on their journey,’ said Meyer.
Most of the Haitians arriving at Mexico’s southern border, meanwhile, have lived in South America for several years after some nations granted them protected immigration status. Now such policies are less favorable, propelling the Haitians to seek a new home at a time when their country is mired in an intense political crisis. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
They’re literally saying that Haitians are moving out of countries where they are safe but that have policies that are now not as beneficial to them as before, meaning that they’re receiving less free stuff, and that that’s the reason why they’re marching towards America.
They’re not escaping war zones. They’re after free stuff.
How are the poor African caravaneers even crossing the ocean in the first place?
Detained by Mexico or not, unless the orcs go back to Mordor, the army of Sauron waiting at the other side of America’s imaginary border wall will continue to grow.
Eventually, it may be too big to stop.