United States – Caravan Migrants Take a Stunning Action Against President Trump – And Immediately Inspire Outrage

With the migrant caravan still more than a thousand kilometres from the U.S. border, Susan Ormiston looks at a day in the life of the migrants and finds out a little more about who is in their midst.

Caravan migrants take a stunning action against Trump – and immediately inspire outrage

Caravan migrants take a stunning action against Trump – and immediately inspire outrage
Migrants in the caravans from Honduras and other Latin American countries headed towards the U.S. border filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging unconstitutional acts against them. (PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump told reporters that he was considering sending as many as 15,000 troops to the border to prevent the entrance of a migrant caravan from Honduras. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

The complaint alleges that President Donald Trump is violating the Flores Agreement by detaining children in tents without the proper facilities as required by the law.

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The complaint continues to claim that because of his actions, the president also is violating the due process rights of migrants who should be allowed to legally challenge their designations as illegal aliens apart from asylum seekers.

Some 2,000 migrants traveling in two groups departed El Salvador’s capital of San Salvador hours apart Wednesday morning, heading north in the hope of reaching the US. The first caravan numbering 4,000, which has been on the road for the past two weeks, planned to rest at least a day or longer in the Mexican city of Juchitan beginning Wednesday, hoping to organize mass transport northward after days of hard walking in scorching temperatures that have left them about 900 miles from the nearest US border crossing in McAllen, Texas.

“The legal problem with Trump’s plan to stop caravan persons from entering this country is that Plaintiffs are seeking asylum, and Trump simply cannot stop them from legally doing so by using military, or anyone,” the filing read.

“How is this real?”

Many on social media could not believe that migrants were already taking legal action against the government of a country they had not even entered into yet.

“A group of people in the migrant caravan is suing the U.S. government in federal court,” said Daily Mail David Martosko, Daily Mail editor.

“None of them is a U.S. citizen or a permanant resident,” he added, “and none of them is physically in the U.S. or has ever been physically in the U.S. I give up. How is this real?”

“This is fully ridiculous.” responded California GOP committeewoman Harmeet K. Dhillon.

The lawsuit names President Trump, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security, and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, among others, as the defendants.

Earlier Thursday, Trump made a very strong statement against illegal immigration generally and the caravan migrants specifically, and said that he would change immigration policy to prevent their entry into the United States.


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