The immigration crisis is about to experience what is gearing up to be the largest caravan ever. The Washington Examiner reports the group of between 6,000 and 11,000 people have departed Tapachula, a city near Mexico’s border with Guatemala on Monday, according to multiple reports.
The migrants are traveling on foot”from southern Mexico to the United States’s southern border, specifically Texas.” Reportedly the caravan has been organized by a man named Luis Garcia Villagran, who has organized previous, but unsuccessful caravans in 2021 that never arrived at the U.S.
“Unlike Villagran’s previous attempts, this effort is expected to grow to 15,000 participants, which would make it the largest group since the phenomenon of mass migration movements began early on in the Trump administration. The timing of this latest caravan is no coincidence, according to Villagran” adds the Examiner.
The group began its journey Monday, “despite a rainstorm” going “over multiple highway lanes, blocking vehicular traffic from getting through.” Additionally, “the group plans to travel along Mexico’s eastern coast to Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott claimed in an interview with the Washington Examiner in March that his deployment of 10,000 National Guard soldiers and state troopers under a border security operation had deterred caravans from coming to Texas.”
Villagran said the group was not stopped by the Mexican military, federal immigration officials, and state police when they got to a checkpoint in the state of Chiapas.
The Examiner adds “leaders from across the Western Hemisphere will meet in Los Angeles this week for the Summit of the Americas, where the Biden administration is expected to announce new cooperation pacts to stem and address migration issues across the hemisphere.”
Allegedly the “pacts will likely send a message to migrants that they will not be permitted to travel to the U.S. or other countries. However, migrants told reporters that they have grown frustrated with Biden’s promise as a candidate to reform the asylum system, as well as his administration’s ban on asylum-seekers during the coronavirus pandemic.”
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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