Skip to comments.Massive Migrant Caravan Targeting Texas Could Be Biggest One Yet
Posted on 06/08/2022 5:15:52 PM PDT by blam
With their eyes on Texas, a massive new migrant caravan is underway in southern Mexico. It’s the largest of 2022 and—thanks in part to Mexican government accommodations—it might soon be the biggest one on record.
Many previous caravans have crumbled in sometimes-violent confrontations with National Guard troops, or upon reaching internal checkpoints where migrants are prevented from crossing Mexican state borders for lack of visas.
However, caravan organizer Luis Villigran told Fox News the Mexican government has committed to start issuing 1,000 temporary work visas a day to the migrants he’s leading northward.
That will certainly ease migrants’ progress. At the same time, by authorizing migrants to work in Mexico’s northern states—where employment opportunities are more plentiful than in the south—the visas give migrants some reason to stay south of the U.S. border.
With numbers already estimated at 12,000 or more, the caravan departed the far-southwest Mexico border city of Tapachula on Monday, blocking multiple highway lanes as it began a thousand-mile journey to the Texas border. Organizers plan to make most of the trek by traveling along Mexico’s eastern coast.
The caravan includes people from a variety of countries, with Venezuelans reportedly representing a large share. Venezuela’s struggle to rebound from disastrous economic policies is made harder by U.S. sanctions that are meant to punish the regime but which end up making innocent citizens miserable—and encouraging migration to the United States.
Villagran claims nearly 70% of the caravan are women and children, but photos in news accounts frequently depict crowds of adult males.
Migrants on the move in Mexico’s Chiapas state on June 7 (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
The caravan’s departure coincides with the Summit of the Americas that Biden is hosting in Los Angeles this week. On Friday, summit participants are expected to sign a declaration about migration.
Reporting on the draft of what will be hailed as the “Los Angeles Declaration” indicate it’s an aspirational document rather than a set of binding commitments. According to AP:
The agreement may call for more pathways to legal status, mechanisms to reunite families, more efficient and humane border controls and improved information sharing, according to experts who have seen early drafts.
Biden excluded Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua from the summit, which prompted the leaders of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador—key countries in the ongoing mass migration dilemma— to skip the summit themselves. Their absence guarantees the summit will be a dud.
Why isn't someone doing something?
Democrats are deliberately destroying our country.
why isn’t texas gearing up to protect it’s self? we all know brandon won’t.
Why hasn’t the Gov declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY and sent the National Guard with soldiers, guns, and tanks to the border to stop the invaders?????
Who is providing them food and water in the middle of a heat wave? I bet there are turds scattered all the way back to South America along the side of the road.
You mean, “Hey Abbott.” He is one notch above Cornyn. All hat and no cattle.
I agree. He seems to be a worthless POS.
Trump needs to buck up and promise to deport these leaches if elected. They cannot be allowed to continue to believe all they have to do is get in and they’re safe.
Because they see you as the real threat, not open lawless borders.
So we can defend Ukraine but not ourselves?
“ Trump needs to buck up and promise to deport these leaches if elected”
I believe he has said just that, minus the word leaches.
What happened to all of the bus loads headed up north?
They fly them now 🤣
Biden is working on speeding up the transfer of the “migrants” to the interior of our country as fast as possible. He knows it is not good optics to see the invasion itself. Of course the propaganda media isn’t showing it anyway.
THIS is why BOTH parties cheated Trump out.
They had us 30 years and 30 million people down the road to being North Mexico and were not about to let him stop it.
I think about a million patriots should pack their campers and head down to south Texas. Bring your own supplies...
They thought they'd just forgo the buses and just bring in 15,000 at a time.
Democrats deliberately harming the USA.
How do we stop this? I’m tired of watching our country be destroyed by our enemy government. The Declaration of Independence says it’s our duty to stop tyranny.
Someone leads and I will follow. Either way we’re losing the country. May as we’ll be men and fight for it
Next pelloosey will be standing in congress ripping up the constitution
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