Migrant Mother Says She Was Pressured to Storm US Border by Soros-Linked Group
Says caravan organizers 'forced' migrants to march toward the border before rush
Following the shocking scenes last week, when hundreds of Central American migrants violently stormed the US Southern Border, a mother from one of the caravans has spoken out to say she was "forced" to join the march toward the border and felt "pressured" to rush the fence.
María Luisa Cáceres traveled from Honduras to the US-Mexico border with her 15-year-old special needs son and went to the El Chaparral border area in Tijuana on November 25 to check the status of her asylum number, where she was given the number 1537 and told she had to wait three weeks until she could apply.
The group organizing the asylum numbers is Pueblo Sin Fronteras (“People Without Borders”), a George Soros-linked open-borders organization that has supported several caravans of Central American migrants attempting to gain asylum in the United States.
Other NGOs such as Los Angeles-based Al Otro Lado (“To the other side”) act as mediators between Pueblo Sin Fronteras and the caravaners by visiting the camps and advising migrants on the process and how to deal with certain "questions" they may be posed by US immigration officials regarding their asylum applications.
According to Infowars, Pueblo Sin Fronteras is connected to George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and has been heavily involved with organizing the caravans of migrants since they first started traveling north in October.
The caravans are organized by Pueblo Sin Fronteras with the effort being supported by the coalition CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, which includes Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee, and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services and the American Immigration Lawyers Association – thus the acronym CARA.
Activist Alex Mensing is one of the leading organizers of the Pueblo sin Fronteras group, serving as an official spokesman at the border.
While identifying himself as a paralegal at the University of San Francisco’s Immigration and Deportation Defense Law Clinic, he also works with CARA.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras is a member of the National Day Laborer Network, which is affiliated with United for Justice and Peace, Caravan Against Fear and Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
Soros pledged Sept. 20, 2016, to invest up to $500 million in programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees “fleeing life-threatening situations.”
That’s exactly the case Pueblo sin Fronteras is making.
“We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses started by migrants and refugees,” said in an official statement.
“These investments are intended to be successful.
"But our primary focus is to create products and services that truly benefit migrants and host communities.
"I hope my commitment will inspire other investors to pursue the same mission.”
‘We are forced to’
Cáceres told The Epoch Times that when she took her son to check their asylum number on Nov. 25, Pueblo Sin Fronteras told her it would be another three weeks before her number was called if she followed the official procedure.
The Central American mother said that after she was told she had to wait another few weeks in the camp, organizers pressured her to join the thousands of migrants who were going to march to the border.
Cáceres said she didn’t plan to join the protest, “but as we are with the caravan, we are forced to.”
“The truth is that we were told that if we didn’t go to the caravan, then we were not with them, and you know, since we departed from Honduras, we came in a caravan,” she said.
Cáceres and her son got caught up in the melee, and she said her face was still feeling the effects of the tear gas used by U.S. Border Patrol to repel the migrants tearing through the first layer of fence.
“What I did yesterday was very risky, I wish it won’t happen again,” she said and blamed the large number of aggressive male migrants who rushed past Mexican riot police to storm the border.
“There are people who only think about themselves, they don’t think about the mothers with kids, they think about nothing.”
‘A political, staged play’
Caravan organizers are trying to weaken the Trump administration and the United States, according to Col. Fred Peterson, former chief public affairs officer of Joint Task Force North, the Defense Department’s counter-drug and anti-terrorist operation.
“This is a very well-funded operation,” he told The Epoch Times.
“It’s not spontaneous at all.”
The migrants themselves are being exploited for political purposes, he said.
“They’re just props in a political, staged play.”
He anticipated that the organizers would intentionally put the migrants in dangerous situations to create an incident that could be weaponized against the United States.
“I would expect them to stage an event where innocents are intentionally killed,” he said.
Today @CBP personnel were struck by projectiles thrown by caravan members. Such actions are dangerous & not consistent w peacefully seeking asylum. The perpetrators will be prosecuted. I will continue to aggressively support DHS personnel as they work to safely secure our border.— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) November 26, 2018
Media-friendly children on the frontlines
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended Border Patrol’s use of tear gas during the rush to the border fence on Nov. 25, and accused caravan organizers of pushing women and children onto the front lines.
“It appears in some cases that the limited number of women and children in the caravan are being used by the organizers as ‘human shields’ when they confront law enforcement,” Nielsen wrote in a Facebook post on Nov. 26.
“They are being put at risk by the caravan organizers, as we saw at the Mexico–Guatemala border. This is putting vulnerable people in harm’s way.”
Nielsen said there are 8,500 caravan members in Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico, and also reports of additional caravans on their way.