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Warning: Massive migrant caravan heading to US-Mexico border

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A warning has been issued that a massive migrant caravan is currently making its way through Mexico to the U.S. border; the largest in more than a year, up to 15,000 migrants are expected to join.

The New York Post reports the migrant families are primarily from Cuba, Haiti and Honduras. The groups started its journey to the U.S. on Sunday, “walking more than nine miles form the Mexican souther border city Tapachula to get to Alvaro Obregón.”

The group is the largest caravan since June of 2022. The Post notes that the strain on U.S. border security and resources is already in trouble. As many as 10,000 migrants were arrested each day at the southwest border this month, US Customs and Border Patrol officials say.

The total number of migrant encounters in December has also already surpassed 200,000, and the Mexican government has said it has detected about 680,000 migrants moving through the country in the first 11 months of 2023.

Last week, the US Customs and Border Patrol halted railway operations at international crossings into Texas to try to curb the massive migration into the country.

“CBP is continuing to surge all available resources to safely process migrants in response to increased levels of migrant encounters at the southwest border, fueled by smugglers peddling disinformation to prey on vulnerable individuals,” the agency said in a statement at the time.

“After observing a recent resurgence of smuggling organizations moving migrants through Mexico via freight trains, CBP is taking additional actions to surge personnel and address this concerning development, including in partnership with Mexican authorities.”

But Border Patrol agents say they have become overwhelmed by the surge in migrants, with the migrants outnumbering agents 200 to 1 at one Texas crossing.

The National Border Patrol Council said “agents are more than willing to sacrifice holidays to protect our fellow Americans, but what we are doing is not enforcing our laws; because of bad policy, our government is allowing cartels to control our border,” it said in a statement to NewsNation.

Federal officials are set to meet with their Mexican counterparts in Mexico City to stem the tide of migrants coming into the US.

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Canadian-U.S. border illegal crossings up 240% over previous year

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The vulnerability of the northern border of the United States is being weaponized in the war on illegal migration. 2023 saw a 240% increase of individuals apprehended from just one year prior. Not only is the border with Canada significantly longer than its border with Mexico, but its ports of entry are often understaffed while the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is forced to prioritize the southern surge.

According to recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in 2023 authorities halted over 12,000 migrants attempting illegal crossings at the Canadian border. The number is a 240% increase from the preceding year when 3,579 individuals were apprehended.

ADN America reports that approximately 70% of the illegal crossings took place along a 295-mile stretch along the northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire border called the Swanton Sector.

Chief patrol agent for the sector, Robert Garcia, posted on social media that the 3,100 individuals apprehended were from 55 different countries. 

Garcia wrote “the record-breaking surge of illegal entries from Canada continues in Swanton Sector” and he specifically mentioned that the arrest of 10 Bangladeshi citizens was prompted by a citizen’s report in Champlain, New York.

Surprisingly, ADN reports:

A significant number of those engaging in illegal crossings are Mexicans who exploit the opportunity to fly to Canada without a visa, also avoiding the presence of cartels in their home countries.

Experts suggest that migrants can purchase a $350 one-way plane ticket from Mexico City or Cancun to Montreal or Toronto. This route is perceived as offering a lower likelihood of being turned away compared to those crossing the southern border.

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