Sunday, November 7, 2021

Republicans Sound Alarm to DHS Over Latest Migrant Caravan in Mexico; Disease Breaks Out In Migrant Caravan Heading Through Mexico; Caravan Overwhelms Mexico's National Guard

Republicans sound alarm to DHS over latest migrant caravan in Mexico:
Nearly 100 congressional Republicans demanded Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security detail its plan for dealing with a caravan of migrants making its way through southern Mexico toward the US border.
In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas obtained exclusively by The Post, the lawmakers said they were “deeply concerned” about the situation and warned that border agents “are already overworked, undermanned, and under-supplied as a result of the influx of migrants this year.”
The letter, led by House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), also raised the specter of migrants attempting to force their way into the US after they pushed past a highway checkpoint manned by approximately 400 Mexican officers in the southern part of that country late last month.
“In the past year alone, U.S. Border Patrol has recorded nearly 1.7 million migrant apprehensions at the southern border, which is the highest number of illegal crossings in history,” Cruz and Stefanik wrote. “If the Administration does not begin to appropriately respond to these caravans and the ongoing border crisis, these surges will surely continue.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Disease Breaks Out In Migrant Caravan Heading Through Mexico:
At least 60 people, including around 40 children, traveling with a migrant caravan through Mexico exhibited symptoms of either Dengue Fever or COVID-19, according to several reports on Wednesday night.
Despite the potential disease outbreaks, journalists covering the caravan said the group planned to continue traveling north from Pijijiapan, Mexico. Symptoms of Dengue Fever include fevers, aches and rashes, and the virus is commonly spread by mosquitos, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Mexican Institute of Migration provided aid to several migrants traveling with the caravan, including tending to a Honduran father and son with blisters on their feet and transporting a Nicaraguan minor to the hospital for a fever, cough, vomiting and headache, according to the agency’s social media posts. Several other migrants were treated for flu-like symptoms and dehydration. --->READ MORE HERE
Watch: US-Bound Migrant Caravan Overwhelms Mexico's National Guard:
Stunning videos of a migrant caravan in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas surfaced on social media Thursday, showing a violent clash between migrants and National Guard members.
Videos show migrants clashing with guardsmen, throwing rocks and hitting them with sticks. Guardsmen were sent to Chiapas days ago to prevent the caravan from moving north to Mexico City.
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