With only 6 days left until Americans head to the ballot box for the midterm elections, one of the most salient concerns in our political world comes to us from the long, dusty trails running north through Mexico.
For weeks, an absolutely enormous caravan of migrants has been marching through the heart of our southern neighbor nation on a warpath of sorts. Their plan: Get to the US border and force the United States to act on their arrival. As it stands right now, the caravan could be up to 14,000 people in size, and President Trump has deployed an additional 5,200 members of the military and law enforcement to the border.
When they arrive, whatever scene we are shown will weigh heavy on the minds of the voters here in the US, given that President Trump has made illegal immigration one of his most emphatic policy matters.
Now, in a move that is sure to have Trump fuming, the United Nations is weighing in on the matter and attempting to override the authority of the President.
The United Nations Refugee Agency is demanding that President Trump allow thousands of migrants who are marching toward the U.S.-Mexican border into the United States, saying they are “fleeing persecution and violence” in their home countries.
As many as 14,000 migrants from Central American countries have been marching for weeks toward the U.S. border and are expected to reach their destination in the next few weeks. Trump has vehemently opposed the march, warning Central American countries that they could lose U.S. aid if they do nothing.
Reports of violence have been emerging from Mexico, with new reports that a second and even third caravan are also on their way to the U.S. border. A group of Central American migrants who were reportedly facing deportation set fire to a Mexican immigration facility,Televisa Noticias reported. Mexican authorities have also reported the use of firearms and Molotov cocktails within the migrant caravans.
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