Another ‘migrant caravan’ has reportedly formed in Honduras this week, with experts confirming 800-1000 people are poised to head towards the United States in the coming days despite warnings from American officials they will not be permitted into the country.
“Almost 1,000 people gathered Tuesday night in the town of San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras to form a new caravan to reach the United States, police said,” reports Yahoo News.
“There are more than 800, almost a thousand,” said one local official.
“We are done with this government, there is no work,” added a 27-year-old migrant.
President Trump toured the US-Mexico border near Calexico, California last week; vowing to crackdown on those hoping to enter the United States illegally.
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BORDER CRISIS: Federal Agents Detained 27,518 Migrants in December Alone
President Trump highlighted the escalating crisis occurring along the US-Mexico border during his prime-time speech Tuesday night, with new data showing federal agents detained 27,518 migrants in December alone.
“Border Patrol agents apprehended 27,518 members of family units in December, the highest monthly total on record. That figure has steadily been climbing now for five months,” writes USA Today.
“Those caravan members, most of whom have been trying to exercise their legal right to request asylum in the U.S., contributed to a third straight month of more than 60,000 migrants being detained at U.S. ports of entry and arrested in the vast stretches of border in between,” adds the article.
Leading Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer flat-out refused to acknowledge the national security issue along the southern border Tuesday; saying President Trump had “manufactured a crisis” and was “stoking fear” for political purposes.
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BORDER CRISIS: Federal Agents Confirm Migrants from 50 COUNTRIES Detained in Latest ‘Caravan’
Border Patrol Agents confirmed this week that nationals from 50 different countries have been detained in the latest ‘migrant caravan’ arriving at the US-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas.
“A caravan-size influx of migrants is flooding across the border each week in just a single sector, a top Border Patrol official told lawmakers Tuesday — the latest indicator of the growing migration crisis on the southern border,” reports Fox News.
“Much media attention has focused on caravans coming across from Central America,” said Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch during Congressional testimony Tuesday. “But the fact is that RGV is receiving caravan-equivalent numbers every seven days.”
“People are traveling across hemispheres to attempt to illegally enter the U.S., using the same pathways as the Central Americans,” he said.
Karisch confirmed countless immigrants have arrived in the region from China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt, and Romania.
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