Illegal Alien Caravan Grows to 7,000, Many Already deported Joining

Hundreds of illegal aliens who have already been deported at least once have joined the so-called “migrant caravan” on the way toward the U.S.

Hundreds of illegal aliens who have already been deported at least once have joined the so-called “migrant caravan” now rambling through Mexico on the way toward the U.S.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

A growing caravan of roughly 7,000 Central American immigrants continued its trek toward the United States on Sunday, blowing past Mexican police and immigration officials.

The group, which has swelled in size in recent days, set out before dawn on the only road out of the small Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo. It arrived in the afternoon in the city of Tapachula, more than 20 miles away.

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The migrants, nearly all from the poor and violent nation of Honduras, posed a growing political and humanitarian calamity for Mexico, which has come under intense pressure from President Trump to stop them.

On Friday, Mexican police used tear gas to block migrants from storming an official border crossing. But in the days since, Mexico has appeared unwilling to use force to stop the thousands of people who have illegally crossed the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico and started walking north.

Clearly the actions of Mexican authorities have been feckless as not only did thousands of these illegals breach their southern border despite the constant proclamations that they’d stop them, but now hundreds of their own citizens have joined the caravan.

According to the Washington Post:

And then there were the deportees. Many of the migrants here had previously lived in the United States, for years or even decades, joining the caravan to reunite with their children, or to resume old jobs. They were undeterred by the American authorities who had apprehended them or the U.S. president who promised to keep them out again.

Some of them had returned voluntarily to their home countries long ago, but eventually determined that there was nothing there for them. Now, they were traversing Mexico while President Trump tweeted about their journey, demanding that the migrants apply for asylum in Mexico before continuing north, threatening to close the U.S. border as Mexican authorities appeared to allow the caravan to proceed.

Unfortunately, the paper tried to hide the fact that many of these people were forcefully deported because they were convicted criminals.

Sadly, Mexico is just letting these people continue their invasion of the U.S.

President Trump has been tweeting up a storm on the caravan:

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