Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US

Dec 02, 2018, 02:01
Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US

Homeland Security said Friday that a convicted murderer was among the members of the migrant caravan, and was caught trying to sneak into the USA late last week.

During an immigration interview, Ramirez reportedly told the San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents that he was part of the migrant caravan originating in Honduras-making stops in Guatemala and Mexico before his capture in southern California.

US President Donald Trump, who has called the caravan an "invasion" full of "hardened criminals" and "thugs", is seeking to overhaul asylum policy to keep applicants out pending approval.

MS votes in Senate race marked by racial controversy
The discovery comes just before Tuesday's runoff election between Democrat Mike Espy , who is black, and Republican Sen. Before departing for MS on Monday, the president said he felt "very badly" for the controversy Hyde-Smith has faced.

Meanwhile, US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has submitted a request to several other Cabinet departments to deploy civilian law enforcement officers to the US-Mexican border, Politico reported late Friday, citing an internal memo.

Hundreds of people marched toward the San Ysidro crossing where they were stopped by Mexican police. That prompted Border Patrol agents to launch tear gas and pepper spray balls to quell the unrest in the crowd that included small children in diapers.

Overcrowding along with cooler temperatures and rain has already helped spread illness among migrants, including flu-like sicknesses, lice and chicken pox, according to city officials who declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Charges were not filed because the administration generally doesn't separate families and because Customs and Border Protection didn't collect enough evidence to build cases, including the names of arresting officers, according to a US official familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

McCann returns to Braves on one-year deal
General manager Alex Anthopoulos attended the news conference for McCann but did not comment on the signing of Donaldson. Donaldson, meanwhile, gets a nice chunk of change and a chance to do it again, this time on a legitimate contender.

"Those are the real criminals because they're dealing with the lives of people", he added, referencing the organizer's behind the caravan whom he believes should face criminal charges.

US authorities are working on a new system to better record evidence if similar circumstances arise in the future, the official said.

None of the 42 migrants arrested in Sunday's clash at the US-Mexico border will be criminally charged.

Why City boss Guardiola is in trouble
We came up against a team, Juventus, that were superior to us, and they'd beat us every time we played them. Guardiola said: "He is going to try to do the best job, like we try as managers and football players".

Irineo Mujica, who has accompanied the migrants for weeks as part of the aid group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, said the aim of Sunday's march toward the US border was to make the migrants' plight more visible to the governments of Mexico and the U.S.

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