By Newsweek. Central American asylum seekers in Mexican border town Tijuana reportedly marched to the U.S. Consulate on Tuesday to present the Trump administration with an ultimatum: Let us into the country or give us $50,000 each to turn back home.
The demand came a month after asylum seekers began to arrive in Tijuana. Many still face weeks, if not months, of waiting in the border town before their asylum claims can be processed.
Asylum seekers showed up at the consulate in two groups, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune, with one of the groups—made up of roughly 100 people—delivering the $50,000 demand.
Asked how the asylum seekers came up with the figure, organizer Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa of Honduras told the newspaper that while “it may seem like a lot of money to you…it is a small sum compared to everything that the United States has stolen from Honduras.”
In a letter outlining the ultimatum, the group reportedly criticized U.S. intervention in Central America. The U.S. intervened in numerous military coups as it sought to protect commercial interests in the region. (Read more from “The Caravan Is Making the Most Ridiculous Demand for Them to Go Home” HERE)
Students Offended by ‘Distasteful’ Sign Advertising Migrant Caravan-Themed Sandwich
By Washington Examiner. A restaurant near the campus of Clemson University has upset students. Their grave error? Naming one of its sandwiches the “Tijuana Chicken Sandwich.”
The restaurant, named “ Loose Change,” put a sign outside their establishment which read:
“Big enough to feed a caravan. Built high enough with smoked chicken, lettuce, tomato, pepperjack, bacon + guac. Bordered with a side of pub chips. So good, it should be illegal.”
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We the brothers of Lambda Theta Phi can not sit idle as tragedies are used as part of a marketing scheme. To raise awareness on the matter at hand, share our post on all your social media and make sure to tag @loosechange_cu to make sure they get the message that this is not acceptable #westandwithimmigrants
CUSG stands for the voices of all students, and it is concerning that Loose Change would block the social media accounts after they expressed their concerns with the incident. This situation greatly disappoints us, as we will not stand for any voice to be censored. pic.twitter.com/nVCyp8FWL8
— CUSG (@MYCUSG) December 6, 2018
(Read more from “Students Offended by ‘Distasteful’ Sign Advertising Migrant Caravan-Themed Sandwich” HERE)