Thousands of migrants are walking across Mexico toward the U.S. border because according to their organizers — Pueblo Sin Fronteras (PSF) — they are ‘demanding human rights.’ On their website, PSF says their mission is “to build solidarity bridges among peoples and turn down border walls imposed by greed.” The group provides humanitarian aid and legal advice to migrants and refugees and together they “demand their human rights.” A spokesperson for PSF said, “These people are frustrated and desperate.” Sounds like a lot of overtaxed Americans.
The group’s volunteers claim they are helping migrants stay together to protect themselves from danger along the way, including from criminals and natural elements, but also to move past law enforcement officials. Most of the migrants are from Honduras and they are not all poor people. Some are college educated who claim they can’t find jobs in their own country and want to come to the United States. They were initially turned away at the southern Mexico border, but have since been allowed to continue their jaunt.
First, what’s greedy about the establishment of a border? To imply that countries that have a more prosperous economy and a higher standard of living are greedy is foolhardy. The United States government is the most generous and giving in the world — all funded by hardworking taxpayers. No country or people show more willingness to share their wealth than America. Greed is defined as: intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food. PSF and their migrant herd fit that definition more than Americans.
Second, the timing of this mass immigration is very suspect. With less than three weeks until the midterm elections, it’s clear the migrants are being used to help Congressional Democrats in the upcoming elections. The mainstream news media has cooperated by keeping the trek in the headlines. Rumors abound as to who is funding this hike, but rest assured, whoever it is, they are sympathetic to the Democrat position on open borders.
Third, this is not about human rights or helping hurting people. This is about winning elections. If this caravan does make it to the US/Mexico border and attempt to enter the country it will be more like an invasion — an act of war — than a seeking of asylum. When you do the later, you follow an established protocol. By setting up this “Mexican standoff,” Democrat leaders hope voters will sympathize and go vote in the midterms. Expect the Honduran “pilgrims” to get to the southern US border the week before mid-terms and have a confrontation with border authorities.
While it is true that America is a nation of immigrants, the vast majority of those legally came to their new home. They followed the proper procedures and showed respect for the rule of law. Any person who attempts to enter the country any other way should be turned away.
Steve Fair is Chairman of the 4th district of the Oklahoma Republican Party. He can be reached by phone at 580.252.6284 or by email at email@example.com. His blog is stevefair.blogspot.com.