Our country has been plagued by caravans of migrants at the southern border of the United States for some time now.
Participants in the caravans appear to believe that they can enter the United States without adhering to official legal procedures.
15,000 migrants pass through border stations daily at the southern border, The Washington Post reports
Migrants who enter the country legally and “under the radar” are not a problem; however, illegal migrants who enter the country and/or seek asylum are becoming increasingly problematic.
According to a 2021 report by the PEW Research Center, the number of migrants encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border is at a 21-year high.
Now, a massive new caravan is en route to the southern border of the United States, and illegal immigrants are becoming more demanding.
This Monday, according to Fox News, the caravan left Tapachula at the Mexico-Guatemala border.
The migrants, who are predominantly from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, will take the coastal route to reach the U.S. border.
Luis Villagran, the caravan’s organizer, told Fox News on Monday that he estimates the number of participants to be between 9,500 and 10,000. The distance from the beginning to the end of the march is 5.5 kilometers. New participants continue to join the caravan.
The size of this particular caravan could reach 15,000 individuals, reports The Guardian.
Fox News reports that the migrant’s remarks come as the Biden administration continues its fight to end Title 42, a Trump-era rule that allows the United States to expel asylum seekers without the typical legal process.
More on this story via Republic Brief:
The policy was enacted early in the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to help prevent the virus from spreading, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing earlier this year that it planned to lift the order.
But a lawsuit filed by 24 states at least temporarily put plans to end the rule to a halt, with a Louisiana U.S. District Judge ruling that the restrictions can stay in place until the lawsuit is resolved.
The states have argued that lifting the rule would lead to a “wave of illegal migration and drug trafficking.”
Critics have blamed the president for creating what has become a crisis at the southern border, arguing Biden’s reversal of Trump-era immigration policies has created an incentive for migrants to make the dangerous journey through Mexico to the U.S. border, Fox News continues.
Now the Biden White House is caught between trying to control the border and the cries of citizens who are affected by the influx of migrants, and the message Biden has been sending to the world encouraging any and all to come to the U.S. seeking refuge or otherwise. Read more here…