A Fox News piece centered on the refusal of some “caravan” participants’ refusal to leave a closed Tijuana warehouse and go to a better shelter facility—but a few miles farther away from our border—closed with this comment from 40-yr-old Honduran Norma Perez, who traveled with her 5-yr-old child. She wants President Donald Trump to
personally go to Honduras so he can see with his own eyes that we simply can’t go back, that there are no jobs, no companies, nothing.
Never mind that all the foreign aid we’ve been sending to Honduras to help with precisely those conditions has been going into the pockets of Honduran authorities; very little of it has made it to folks like Perez. Since she’s never seen any of the money or any of the economic benefits from the money, there’s no reason she would know of it in the first place.
However, it is well-known that the Mexican government has offered all of the “caravan” participants asylum and work permits. Perhaps Perez should personally go to those Mexican authorities and accept the asylum and work permit offers. And stop holding her child at risk.