so here is the type of crap that the "refugee advocates" are pushing, and why my own sympathy for them is running thin.
https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2019/ ... and-chile/
this so over the top, i am not even sure where to begin.
they are spinning the problems these people are having, as if chile just arbitrarily invented these laws.
start with the guy that has a little girl, and no way of proving that he is legally her guardian.
For the Legón family, this meant having to reorganize their future on the road. “Our cousins in Chile issued us a certified invitation, but my sister only has an ID card, no passport. I have a passport and my daughter has her birth certificate. They also demanded a consular permit signed by the mother, but we don’t know where she is or what’s become of her. She left and never asked for her daughter again or got in touch with me,” says Rodbeddy.
chile did not just make this up. it is the hague convention on international child abduction. it has been around a while.
then he goes on to mention he has a document, signed by an attorney. That and 50 cents, still does not give you legal guardianship of a child in chile and most of the world.
now i get that is some hard beurocracy to deal with, but it is exactly because of the massive amount of human trafficking that goes on in latin America. those laws were in effect, long before they left Venezuela.
how about this stat:
Since April 2018, over 96,000 visas have been requested, 37,000 of which have been granted; 31,000 are in process and 30,000 have been rejected due to forged documents
the bold was added by me. 1/3 of all the aplications had documents thar were forged.
don't you think it might just be a bit reasonable, for a group with such high fraud levels, to impose a little more scrutiny on the documents?
but this is the one that gets me the most:
She’s a teacher from Barquisimeto, and she’s traveling with her husband, a former police officer, and her children of 5 and 2 years old. She’s also with her brother and her sister-in-law. Another sister’s expecting them in Chile. “We didn’t do well in Peru, that’s why we went to Chile. For more job opportunities.”
what maduro quit paying you?
not doing well in peru, means you are not a refugee anymore.
that single article, on caracaschronicles.com of all places, was the single greatest argument i have seen for shutting down the Venezuelan migrant train to chile.