One faction of the migrant caravan is willing to leave the U.S.-Mexican border – if the federal government pays ever member $50,000.
Otherwise they will continue to seek immediate entry into the United States, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Per The Daily Caller:
According to the group’s spokesman, the $50,000 figure would be a nice tidy sum with which to start a new business in Honduras. They also want deportations to end and speedier service from the immigration authorities.
The migrants approached the U.S. consulate in Tijuana, Mexico with its dictate at 11 a.m Monday. Spokesman Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa said the monetary demand should not shock anyone.
“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa told the Union-Tribune. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”
Ulloa presented a letter to the consulate that both criticized U.S. involvement in Central American politics and yet demanded that American forces foment a coup d’état against Honduran President Orlando Hernandez. U.S. authorities are supposed to respond to the demands within 72 hours.
In October, the Honduran president gave Vice President Pence intelligence that the Venezuelan government orchestrated the caravan.
During a question period after Trump signed an infrastructure bill into law, Pence dropped the bombshell from Hernandez:
“He told me that the caravan is now making its way through Mexico, headed for the southern border. It was organized by leftist organizations and financed by Venezuela.”