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Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:07 PM

Hundreds of migrants set off from Honduras toward US border

Source: AP

By CLAUDIO ESCALÓN

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Some 600 migrants hoping to reach the United States set off in a caravan Saturday from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.

Hundreds of young men, women and children, most from Nicaragua, Honduras and Cuba, had gathered overnight and early morning at the city’s central bus station.

Shortly after dawn, they set out walking toward the Guatemalan border in hopes that travelling in a group would be safer or cheaper than trying to hire smugglers or trying on their own. A smaller second group soon joined.

Fabricio Ordoñez, a young Honduran laborer, said he had joined the group in hopes of “giving a new life to my family.”



Honduran police check documents of migrants who are part of a caravan hoping to reach the United States, in Corinto, Honduras, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/honduras-united-states-central-america-guatemala-0e666be5dc70dd38202fbd7f73b6b1d7

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Reply Hundreds of migrants set off from Honduras toward US border (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2022 OP
Chainfire Jan 2022 #1
paleotn Jan 2022 #3
cstanleytech Jan 2022 #13
TheRealNorth Jan 2022 #2
paleotn Jan 2022 #4
GB_RN Jan 2022 #5
Yandex Jan 2022 #6
Hieronymus Phact Jan 2022 #7
EndlessWire Jan 2022 #8
cadoman Jan 2022 #9
orangecrush Jan 2022 #16
orangecrush Jan 2022 #10
SunSeeker Jan 2022 #11
orangecrush Jan 2022 #15
Chicago1980 Jan 2022 #12
childfreebychoice Jan 2022 #14

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:19 PM

1. We should be flattered

That so many people are willing to risk life, limb and wealth to try to come to our country to escape hate and fear. Maybe they don't know what they may be getting into. If I remember my history lessons, at one time, the Irish faced the same kind of welcome that these folks can expect. And which country was it that really drug their feet at offering Jewish people, attempting to flee the Third Reich, shelter from the storm of hate? It is who we are.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:30 PM

3. A lot of people don't realize the danger.....

Things must be pretty damn horrible where their coming from if they're willing to take such risks to life and limb.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 03:49 AM

13. Aye, if they are running to our country despite the Republicans in it imagine just how

much worse whatever they are running from has to be.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:22 PM

2. Well, the Cubans in that group will get a free pass....

Everyone else is fucked.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:32 PM

4. Let them in. We need them.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 09:06 PM

5. I Can Hear The Reichwing Talking Points Now...

"They're bringing COVID, rapists, criminals and drugs...and I'm sure some of them are good people." 🙄

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 09:13 PM

6. I wonder who's financing this? n/t

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 10:10 PM

7. let me guess

They'll arrive just in time for the election season and the numbers will have grown by thousands by then.
Just a guess.

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Response to Hieronymus Phact (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:02 PM

8. Yeah

That's what I think, too. It may be real to some, but it is staged by someone for effect. SOS, different election.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:49 PM

9. that looks like well over 1500 miles; wishing for safe passage to them through Mexico

Are there any outreach groups to help them get here safely? I can't imagine walking over 1500 miles and then have to endure the system racism and hatred in this country. I hope they are not too disappointed.

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Response to cadoman (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:32 PM

16. Good post.



Watch "The Border", old movie with Jack Nicholson as a BPA.

Border Patrol Agents know better than anyone the suffering of these poor people.

Caught between the hammer of our border security and the anvil of the cartels.

Not all BPA are unsympathetic. The ones just doing a job.





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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:26 AM

10. I find it difficult to believe


They didn't do the same thing when Trump was in office.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:07 AM

11. Of course they did. It's become an annual event that starts in winter.

They start their trip in winter to be able to survive the crossing of the Mexican desert, and the border itself.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:19 PM

15. Thank you.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:49 AM

12. Every year they cause this headache.

Wait for the confederate talking points to begin.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 08:48 AM

14. Vp Harris said it best, " don't come." We have our own probs to fix. nt



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