October 21, 2018
These people are headed right for us.
They believe they can come into our country and take what is ours.
This is what we get for ending “child separation” – they’re all going to bring a kid with them, either their own or one they’ve trafficked.
As the caravan of Central American migrants left the Mexico-Guatemala border, walking north in the heat, it became clear that the group had swelled in number.
“We believe there are at least 5,600 now, and we expect more to join us” in the nearby city of Tapachula, said Rodrigo Aveja, one of the group’s organizers.
The group appears to be at least double the size of the caravan that wound through Central America and Mexico this spring, prompting outrage from President Trump ahead of the administration’s policy of family separation.
Through Sunday morning, officials in Mexico had done little to stop the group from crossing into the country from Guatemala. Most members of the caravan crossed the border illegally by raft.
Mexican authorities watched the migrants arrive Saturday, occasionally patting them down but allowing them to proceed to Ciudad Hidalgo’s central plaza, where the Central Americans held an informal assembly, cheering “Si, se puede,” each time more migrants arrived.
Trump seems to hope that the migrant caravan will galvanize his base ahead of next month’s midterm elections. He played up the threat as he stumped for GOP candidates this past week.
“These are some bad people coming through. These aren’t babies, these aren’t little angels coming into our country,” he said Friday at the White House.
The issue is that Trump is going to have to deal with this before the midterms. That’s apparently the whole plan here. They’re going to arrive before November 6th.
Or maybe they won’t…?