But aren’t these migrants seeking asylum because their lives are in danger? Does this mean their lives are worth $50,000 ?

This is extortion.

And chutzpah.

Via Fox News.

Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said.

Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The first group of caravan members, which included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure was chosen as a group.

“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa told the paper. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”

He said the money would allow the migrants to return home and start a small business….

“A lot of people are leaving because there is no solution here,” said Douglas Matute, 38, of Tijuana. “We thought they would let us in. But Trump sent the military instead of social workers.”

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Proof that the ‘Caravans’ should be called an Army.
    This is what was done throughout antiquity; Army shows up and says, Give us tribute and we’ll go away. My memory is hazy but I believe that it was Alexander the Great who said this to a city that was on an island. Thinking that the water would protect it, the city declined. Alexander waited 18 months while his army built a dirt causeway to the city and then destroyed it. (And to possibly lose the argument, isn’t this the same as Hitler saying Give me the Sudetenland and I won’t do anything else. Who thinks no more ‘caravans’ will show up, larger than ever?)

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