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Hugs and sobs: Families separated in US return to Guatemala
ap ^ | July 12th 2018 | COLLEEN LONG

Posted on 07/12/2018 7:27:00 AM PDT by george76

11 families who had been detained and separated after they were caught crossing the U.S. border illegally returned home Tuesday to Guatemala aboard a U.S. government-chartered flight that read "World Atlantic."

Greeted by first lady Patricia Marroquin, they lined up on the tarmac, shuffling - their shoelaces had been taken as a security precaution. U.S. immigration officials handed over paperwork in manila envelopes to Guatemalan officials. The immigrants walked single-file into a squat gray building at the country's military base to be processed back into their country, along with dozens of others also deported.

Chartered flights full of deportees from the United States regularly arrive in the Central American country, but Tuesday's flight was among the first containing families separated at the border under President Donald Trump's contentious zero tolerance policy. More than 2,300 children were separated from their families before a June 20 order stopping the practice.

While some Central American migrants say they were fleeing to protect their families from severe violence, parents who spoke with The Associated Press said they made the difficult, dangerous journey to the U.S. for a better life. They were seeking a chance at a steady job or a better education for their children.

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Juarez and the others said they paid thousands of dollars to smugglers, and would not likely try the journey again anytime soon.

"Now, I'll try to find work here," Juarez said. "What else is there?"

(Excerpt) Read more at wistv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; guatemala; illegal; illegalaliens; illegals
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1 posted on 07/12/2018 7:27:00 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

YES . . . More, more, more

How do you like it, how do you like it?


2 posted on 07/12/2018 7:29:02 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Moderates/Independents/Non-voters" Are DIMS REALLY who you'd want BACK in POWER?)
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To: george76

how do they get thousands of dollars?


3 posted on 07/12/2018 7:29:20 AM PDT by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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To: george76

A heartwarming story. All sides win.


4 posted on 07/12/2018 7:30:03 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: A_Former_Democrat

In the midnight hour, she cried “More...More...More....”


5 posted on 07/12/2018 7:30:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: george76

Where’s the likes of Simon Bolivar, heck even Che & Fidel to get the peasants to rise up against the ruling cartels. In this case, it’s not the plantation owners and cattle ranchers of yore, but the bloody drug barons.

Easy for me to say from far away, but more of a rhetorical question.


6 posted on 07/12/2018 7:32:24 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: huldah1776

1. Work at a job and save money. http://www.averagesalarysurvey.com/guatemala

2. Get money from relatives as an ‘investment’ for when you are making money in the US and sending some back to them - much like an annuity.


7 posted on 07/12/2018 7:34:48 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Juarez and the others said they paid thousands of dollars to smugglers, and would not likely try the journey again anytime soon.

"Now, I'll try to find work here," Juarez said. "What else is there?"

He should have saved himself the trip.

Now, let's put some smugglers on the planes as well.

9 posted on 07/12/2018 7:36:56 AM PDT by relictele
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To: huldah1776

“how do they get thousands of dollars?”

Very good question. “The World Bank 2010 data for Guatemala indicates that the Gross National Income (GNI) Per Capita for Guatemala is $2,740 and for the Lower Middle class the average annual income is $1,619 in US dollars.”

It isn’t the educated, somewhat prosperous upper class making the trek across the desert.

I could see people saving a hundred bucks a year for 15 or 20 years to make the trek. It would wipe out your life savings.

Or maybe us liberal groups pay for their journey.


10 posted on 07/12/2018 7:36:58 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Greeted by the first lady of the country THEY WERE SUPPOSEDLY FLEEING...

How does that work?

They are just farming money. They send people here, they cross the border illegally, get on welfare, and send the money home. Mexico’s main income is from money sent from the USA.


11 posted on 07/12/2018 7:37:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Well if you want to know how I really feel
Get the galleys going
Make illegals do the rowing
They must go back home before they can get another meal


12 posted on 07/12/2018 7:39:42 AM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: george76

Yes! Go back and spread the word about how terrible the U.S. is and how lucky you are to be a back home in a commie dictatorship where everything you have and whether or not you and you children will eat today depends on how low you are able to bow to your overlord.


13 posted on 07/12/2018 7:40:17 AM PDT by TonyM (UPS)
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To: huldah1776

From the billions illegal aliens and legal aliens send out of the country each year. They are financing the invasion with our money.


14 posted on 07/12/2018 7:43:16 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: george76

Hopefully they will tell their friends that dragging a child along will no longer get them a free ticket into the U.S.


15 posted on 07/12/2018 7:43:19 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation has ended!)
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Greeted by the first lady of the country THEY WERE SUPPOSEDLY FLEEING...How does that work?

Damn good observation.

16 posted on 07/12/2018 7:44:17 AM PDT by libertylover (I'm not arguing with you; I'm just explaining why I'm right and you're wrong.)
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To: dfwgator

That may be his best song.


17 posted on 07/12/2018 7:46:09 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: george76

DON’T BREAK INTO OTHER COUNTRIES!


18 posted on 07/12/2018 7:46:14 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: ladyjane

I like “Blue Highway” Steve Stevens’ solo is killer.


19 posted on 07/12/2018 7:47:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: george76

I love a happy ending.

L


20 posted on 07/12/2018 7:48:47 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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