A countless number of previously deported illegal immigrants are reportedly joining the growing migrant caravan as it makes its way towards the United States’ southern border; raising serious security concerns over the potential asylum-seekers weeks before they reach the US.
According to the Washington Post, illegal immigrants who have been deported from the US “multiple times” are hoping the caravan will be their ticket back into the country.
“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,” writes the Post.
“It’s time for me to go back to the United States. It’s a country where I can live my life, unlike Guatemala,” said one migrant.
“When I heard about the caravan, I knew it was my chance,” he added.
Read the full story at the Washington Post.
CARAVAN CHAOS: Migrant Caravan Swells to 7,000, Trump to CUT AID
The “migrant caravan” of undocumented workers from Central America swelled to 7,000 people over the weekend; crossing into Mexico as they slowly made their way towards the United States’ southern border.
According to the Daily Mail, Mexican authorities have been ineffective in cracking down on the caravan as they marched north, with President Trump vowing to cut-off aid to several nations should the migrants reach the United States.
“Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them,” tweeted the President.
Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2018
“Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws,” wrote the President last week.
CARAVAN CHAOS: Migrants Call Trump ‘ANTICHRIST,’ Say President ‘Going to Hell’
Immigrants taking part in the “migrant caravan” slowly making its way towards the US border unloaded on President Trump Monday; calling the Commander-in-Chief the “antichrist” after he threatened to crackdown on the immigrants should they reach America.
“Donald Trump is the antichrist,” said one man as he crossed into Mexico. “If he doesn’t repent, he’s going to hell.”
Donald Trump is the "anti-Christ" and is "going to hell," Centra American immigrant from caravan says https://t.co/ORiZqJYrnG pic.twitter.com/IKQld3WAxJ
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 22, 2018
The “migrant caravan” marched north into Mexico from Guatemala over the weekend; setting the stage for a major showdown with the Trump administration when they reach the US border sometime this week.