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Sun Mar 21, 2021, 06:33 PM

DHS secretary says border is closed: 'The message is quite clear, do not come'

Source: The Hill

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday urged migrants not to travel to the United States, as the Biden administration struggles with a surge of incomers, especially unaccompanied minors, at the southern border.

"The message is quite clear, do not come. The border is closed, the border is secure," Mayorkas told host Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week."

"We are encouraging children not to come. Now is not the time to come. Do not come, the journey is dangerous. We are building safe, orderly and humane ways to address the needs of vulnerable children. Do not come," Mayorkas added.

On Saturday, the U.S. government was housing approximately 15,500 unaccompanied migrant minors, CBS News reported, including 5,000 teenagers and children in Border Patrol facilities not equipped to handle them.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/544201-dhs-secretary-the-message-is-quite-clear-do-not-come%3famp

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 06:53 PM

1. We need to do something to help improve conditions in other countries

so people don't risk their lives to get to other places .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 06:56 PM

2. This seems like the most sensible solution. If it can be done.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 07:38 PM

3. A lot of times that would involve completely changing our policies...

regarding a country...stop propping up narco-dictators for the benefit of US companies, etc...a sea change that neither Democrats nor republiQons seem eager to tackle.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 07:55 PM

4. +1 This is all the natural outgrowth of the Monroe doctrine. nt

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:18 PM

6. thanks, you made me look that up! LoL ;)

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:10 PM

5. Exhibit 1: Honduras' Orlando Hernandez - recently charged with cocaine trafficking (his brother too)

https://www.dailysabah.com/world/americas/honduran-president-hernandez-allegedly-helped-smuggle-cocaine-into-us

Honduras, since the 2009 coup that deposed the populist Zelaya administration, has as you know become the top source of refugees into the U.S.

As well as the favored lily pad for Colombian yayo exports.



Orlando "shove cocaine up gringos' noses" Hernández: nothing in this hand

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:06 AM

9. EXACTLY, people should not have to leave their country

it should be that they can have a good safe life in their own homeland.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:22 PM

10. It is a nice idea but I can't see how that can happen with the

current Guatemala government. And our record of success with regime change in Guatemala is not good.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 12:03 AM

7. I'm betting that trump is attempting to lumber into a dance

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 06:43 AM

8. News Media

How many stories do we see about border migrants, and how many do we see about where the migration started?

This is where oligarchs, corrupt politicians, and destructive corporations seem to get a free pass. Peaceful people migrate to escape violent and theiving living situations. They should be rewarded for their love of peace with support on their home turf, before they pack their bags and leave.

I don’t know what can be done legally, but letting the problem fester in Central America—and elsewhere in the world—creates immigration problems for peaceful countries, and leaves their home countries to the thieves who are trying to steal it all.

How can the migration problem be stopped at the start instead of the end? Because it’s impossible to stop something at the end.


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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:31 PM

11. You are absolutely right

But the situation in Guatemala is like many countries around the world, and we have learned how ineffective we are about doing much about it.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:10 PM

12. GOP politicians are telling them the opposite

spewing forth complete lies that the border is open to encourage more to try to cross.

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