Thursday, December 13, 2018

Why the Migrant Caravan Took the Longest Route to the US Border

One of the questions I’ve had about the migrant caravan is this: Why did they take the longest possible route to the U.S. border? A story published Sunday by the Arizona Republic suggests a couple of reasons, one of which is that caravan organizers believe judges in San Diego are more likely to approve asylum claims. Also, California’s status as a sanctuary state makes crossing there more appealing to those who don’t expect to be granted asylum.
Here’s a map of the route the caravan actually took. You’ll notice that the trip would have been significantly shorter if the caravan had headed north from Mexico City toward Texas. Instead, they traveled nearly twice as far toward Tijuana.
The Arizona Republic offered three major reasons for taking the long way, --->
Read the rest of the story HERE.

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