1,500 (give or take) illegal migrants, mainly from Central America, have been making their way through Mexico with hopes of gaining refugee status in the United States.
In an ironic twist, Mexico has now deported 400 of the marchers.
Some 1,500 Latin Americans are marching in a caravan from Central America through Mexico to the United States, where they plan to demand asylum.
When the caravan crossed the Mexican-Guatemalan border, group leaders praised Mexican officials for stepping aside. “Refugee Caravan knocking down borders yesterday in Huehuetan! Immigration agents abandoned the post when they knew we were coming. The people celebrated this first little victory!” they said on Facebook.
But that’s not really what happened, at least according to CNN.
“In its statement, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said the caravan is mainly made up of people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and that around 400 caravan participants who did not enter the country of Mexico lawfully had been repatriated to their countries of origin ‘with the strict legal framework,’ ” the liberal network reported.
Well, look at that. If Mexico can follow the laws on their books, shouldn’t the U.S., as well?
According to liberal CNN:
“Under no circumstance does the government of Mexico promote illegal migration,” it said.
The ministry said the circumstances of the caravan differed from those of previous years in that “the Mexican immigration authorities have proceeded to offer refuge in some cases, as well as other necessary protective measures.”
Mexico “does not make immigration decisions for the United States or any other nation,” the statement said, adding that the respective authorities “will decide whether to authorize or not the entry of those who are part of the caravan.”
President Donald Trump has weighed in on the marchers:
Not only are these people not wanted in the United States, but the Mexican government is reportedly breaking up the groups before they can march illegally into America.
From Daily Wire:
On Monday, the 1,500-person caravan headed through Mexico toward the United States received bad news as the Mexican government is now reportedly going to be breaking up the group of people before they can reach the U.S. border.
Adolfo Flores, national security correspondent for immigration at BuzzFeed News, tweeted: “Mexican immigration authorities said they plan on disbanding the Central American caravan by Wednesday in Oaxaca. The most vulnerable will get humanitarian visas.”
Flores also wrote: “Everyone else in the caravan, which has traveled through Mexico for days from Chiapas, will have to petition the Mexican government for permission to stay in the country or will have to leave.”
More on the illegal migrants, from Gateway Pundit:
Mexico is allowing a horde of over one thousand illegal (mostly) Central American migrants–many of whom are infants and children–to march though the country on their way to the United States where they will either seek asylum or try to illegally cross the border. The invading migrants are organized into groups and sub-groups like an army.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 5, 2018