There are some people that do not understand the art of negotiating and the notion that there are some things that are not negotiable to begin with.
For example, the price of a cab ride or an airline ticket might be negotiable. The cost of a meal might be negotiable.
Then there are some things that you would have to look at someone and think that they are crazy that they are demanding money. Imagine if you owned a grocery store and someone came in and said to you that unless you gave them five hundred dollars in free groceries a month you were going to toss a rock through their front window.
That’s effectively what the illegal caravan near Mexico is doing. They are demanding so many things that it isn’t funny and they are in no position to demand so much as a bottle of Coke from the United States.
However, that fact has never stopped someone from demanding something they don’t deserve from people who are not required to give it to them.
Via Fox News:
Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said.
Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
The first group of caravan members, which included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure was chosen as a group.
“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa told the paper. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”
He said the money would allow the migrants to return home and start a small business.
A letter from the group criticized U.S. intervention in Central America and asked the U.S. to remove Honduran President Orlando Hernandez from office. They gave the consulate 72 hours to respond.
A letter from the second group of about 50 migrants arrived at the consulate around 1:20 p.m. asking the U.S. to speed up the asylum process and to admit up to 300 asylum seekers each day at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. Currently, around 40 to 100 are admitted.