Published: Mon, April 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Women Are Getting Raped 'At Levels Never Seen Before' During Border Crossings

Women Are Getting Raped 'At Levels Never Seen Before' During Border Crossings

There is indeed a caravan of some 1200-1500 migrants, mostly from Honduras, that started at the Mexican-Guatemalan border and is headed through Mexico.

"Remember my opening remarks at Trump Tower when I opened", he said Thursday about his speech kicking off his presidential campaign. One volunteer said about 150 people had arrived in Mexico City late Friday, the Washington Post stated. Appealing to his base, President Trump demonized immigrants in this country, and blamed them for high violent crime rates.

That said, participants and organizers tell me they fear Trump.

O'Neil said Trump need only look back a few years for evidence of how U.S. -Mexico border security has improved.

The Mexican leader took a measured tone in his remarks, spoken in front of a Mexican flag, listing the ways his country has worked with the US, including with Trump, to "modernize" NAFTA and stop transnational criminal gangs and other things. Everybody said, 'Oh, he was so tough, ' and I used the word rape. "And yesterday, it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before".

Earlier this week, a caravan of immigrants making its way to the United States border sent President Donald Trump into a frenzy over what he sees as Mexico's inability-nay, refusal-to stop Central Americans from crossing the southern border illegally. It is hard to say what triggered the Tweetstorm but some say that it was an inflammatory Fox new story warning of an impending "invasion" of Central American migrants headed to the US Border.

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Trump has made the migrant caravan a central theme in tweets.

But the caravan - organized into a large group to protect against bandits and others - has become more of a showcase of the difficulties facing activists trying to aid migrants and keep them on the move.

A Doctors Without Borders report a year ago found that 70% of those entering Mexico reported experiencing violence during their trek and that almost one-third of women said they were sexually abused. More than 20 people were killed in post-election protests, and Honduras has always been a risky place for activists. "Millions and millions of people", he said. "Oh yes, oh yes, a lot of people die. Really bad. You look at Kate Steinle you look at so many bad people", he said, referring to a case in which an undocumented man was accused of shooting and killing a woman in San Francisco in 2015. "It's like it's a war", he added.

In West Virginia, Trump again hit the immigration topic hard on Thursday, saying, "We have to have strong borders" and vowed that troops would remain at the border "until we can have a wall".

"Came in through chain migration or he might have also come in through a lottery".

He threw the piece of paper with his remarks into the air, to laughter from the crowd at the event.

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