Remember that caravan that the mainstream media — and Mexican officials — said was no longer heading to the U.S.-Mexico border?
Yeah, they arrived at the border.
The story of the marching caravan — 1,500 refugees strong — was all over the news for a week, with the MSM breathlessly covering the plight of the poor refugees who surely deserved free entry into the United States. But the story disappeared as outlets reported that the caravan was no longer heading to the border.
“The first 50 Central American migrants in a caravan that set out from southern Mexico in late March have reached the U.S. border, now secured with help from National Guard personnel sent by President Donald Trump,” Newsmax reported on Friday.
Since peaking at around 1,500 people, the migrant caravan has dwindled under pressure from Trump and Mexican migration authorities, who vowed to separate those migrants with a right to stay in Mexico from those who did not.
Some of those migrants began arriving in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Wednesday and have requested asylum in the United States.
“Since yesterday, some began to cross into the United States to turn themselves in from Tijuana and request asylum. We understand more of (the migrants) will do the same,” said Jose Maria Garcia, director of Juventud 2000, an organization dedicated to assisting migrants.
He said more migrants, many of whom are stranded in Mexico’s central states, are expected to arrive in the coming days.
“We will continue to receive them and it will be up to them if they stay in the country or leave,” Garcia said.
When the caravan crossed the Mexican-Guatemalan border last month, 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.
While Mexico said at the time that it “does not make immigration decisions for the United States or any other nation,” President Trump said Mexico does make decisions that affect the U.S.
“Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!,” Trump tweeted on April 1.
Wonder why the MSM isn’t covering this story?