Deep in the heart of Mexico, a massive migrant caravan is headed north.
And while the nation has seen a number of these immigration drives in the recent past, officials in Mexico are warning that this one could be very different.
Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero has said a caravan of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala could be forming.
“We have information that a new caravan is forming in Honduras, that they’re calling ‘the mother of all caravans,’ and they are thinking it could have more than 20,000 people,” Sanchez Cordero said Wednesday.
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The timing couldn’t be worse for America either, as negations over border security have stalled between the democrats and republicans. Even President Trump’s emergency declaration, designed to fastback the construction of a border barrier, has been stymied in the legal and political world.
As American border bgents warn of a critical mass fast approaching, one of the chief immigration experts of the Obama administration is also sounding the horn.
In an op-ed for Fox News, former US Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan had the following to say:
It’s anticipated CBP will apprehend a million migrants attempting to illegally enter our borders this year. So, using numbers alone, without any further contextual analysis, we’re experiencing an increase we haven’t seen in almost two decades – back when there was a bipartisan acknowledgment the numbers themselves demonstrated a crisis.
However, with the changing demographics, context is a game-changer. It’s not just about the total numbers. Currently, 60-65 percent of those illegally entering today are families or minors. We know, because of our broken immigration laws and system, that they will be released into the interior of the U.S. Therefore, as the apprehensions reach one million this year, the unconscionable result will be the release of 650,000 immigrants into the U.S. That is more than the entire population of Wyoming. Contrast that with the late 1990s, when we experienced one million apprehensions and less than 100,000 were allowed into the U.S.
Morgan also made sure to emphasize other ways in which this district threat is different from those faced in the past.
A thorough historical analysis clearly shows we are experiencing a crisis greater than we have in recent times. The changing demographics have overwhelmed our law enforcement resources, as well as our non-profit and faith-based organizations. The entire immigration system is overrun. They’re not at the breaking point, they’re past it. Border Patrol resources are being pulled off the front lines to address the unprecedented humanitarian crisis while the cartels further exploit our open borders, increasing the threat to our country.
In closing, Morgan was adamant that we as a nation use fact, logic, and analysis to alleviate the crisis on our southern border, eschewing political malarky in his final remarks.
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