Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Massive Migrant Caravan Heading to US-Mexico Border is Largest in Over a Year, May Balloon to Up to 15K People, Activist Warns; Members of Migrant Caravan Seen Clinging to ‘The Beast’ Train as They Make Their Way to El Paso; Biden Can Stop the Caravan Heading to the Border — IF HE CARED

Massive migrant caravan heading to US-Mexico border is largest in over a year, may balloon to up to 15K people, activist warns:
The massive migrant caravan making its way through Mexico to the US border is the largest in more than a year — as it was revealed more than 730,000 asylum seekers have been encountered at the southern border since October alone.
The hordes of migrants — primarily from Cuba, Haiti and Honduras — set off for the United States on Sunday, walking more than nine miles from the Mexican southern border city Tapachula to get to Alvaro Obregón.
An estimated 8,000 asylum seekers are en route, marking the largest migrant caravan approaching the US since June 2022.
Their Christmas Eve dinner comprised sandwiches, a bottle of water and a banana handed out by a local church, and they spent Christmas night sleeping on cardboard or plastic under awnings and tents.
But radical migrant rights activist Luis Garcia Villagran, who is accompanying the group, has warned that the caravan could grow to 15,000 people, carrying signs reading “Exodus from poverty,” by the time it reaches the border.
“We won’t stop — we’ll keep walking,’’ he vowed. --->READ MORE HERE
Members of migrant caravan seen clinging to ‘The Beast’ train as they make their way to El Paso
Members of an 8,000-person migrant caravan were seen clinging to the sides of a train barreling toward the US southern border as they made their way toward El Paso, Texas.
Footage posted online Thursday showed several dozen migrants clinging to the side of the so-called “The Beast” train as it passed through Chihuahua, Mexico.
It is believed the group is traveling to Juarez, Mexico, which is directly across the border from El Paso, where their asylum claims would be processed by Customs and Border Patrol agents and they would be allowed into the US.
The group apparently is hoping to arrive in Texas before a new state law goes into effect that would allow state police to arrest, jail, prosecute and possibly even deport anyone who crosses the border illegally.
The law is set to go into effect in March but is already facing legal challenges from the Biden administration.
A Justice Department official sent a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday saying that the law was unconstitutional and “contrary to the US commitment of ensuring the processing of noncitizens consistent with the Immigration and Nationality Act.”
If the state starts to enforce the law, the Justice Department said, it will file a lawsuit.
But the caravan making its way to the US threatens to further strain the already overburdened Border Patrol, which is seeing a record number of border crossings. --->READ MORE HERE
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