The massive “caravan” of illegal immigrants marching toward the U.S. has been broken up by Mexican authorities. It took them days to do it but they finally splintered the unwieldy group.
At its height, the caravan was about 1,200 people strong. Each of them fled their home countries in the hope of gaining citizenship somewhere else. Most of them wanted to come to the U.S. but some told Buzzfeed News that they’d be happy if they were allowed to stay in Mexico.
“The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs!” President Trump.
The threat of the approaching migrant horde was so severe at one point that President Trump agreed to deploy National Guard troops along the border. The troops are still going to be deployed but it’s obvious that the controversial decision was first inspired by the caravan.
“Despite a number of steps this administration has taken…we continue to see unacceptable levels of illegal drugs, dangerous gang activity, transnational criminal organizations and illegal immigration flow across our border,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.
“We will not allow illegal immigration levels to become the norm…
More than 1,000 people a day, 300,000 a year violating our sovereignty as a nation will never be acceptable to this president.”
The caravan migrants haven’t given up completely. Most of them have abandoned their intention to walk into the U.S., but some are still clinging to the hope that they’ll be granted asylum. Others plan to sneak across the border.
The Trump administration needs to continue to take decisive action to curb illegal immigration.
(Source: Daily Mail)