A group of more than a thousand migrants, mostly from Honduras, are making their way through Mexico and will arrive at the United States’s southern border in a matter of days.
The caravan organized by Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or “People Without Borders,” has reportedly overwhelmed some of the small towns it stayed in overnight as the immigrants make their way to the U.S.
Organizers said at least 800 of the 1,200 people in the group plan to either sneak into the U.S. or will seek asylum — though they have made it clear their intention is not to help these migrants obtain legal status to enter and reside in the U.S. legally.
“We’re not here to give anyone papers and we’re not here to give anyone food,” said Alex Mensing, a caravan organizer, according to BuzzFeed. Mexican officials are reportedly not attempting to stop the massive group of migrants as they make their way through the country and approach the U.S. border.
As The Federalist’s John Daniel Davidson reported last month, hundreds of migrants cross the U.S.-Mexico border every day. Many take advantage of the backlogged court and immigration system to reside in the U.S. illegally and undetected.
Reacting to the news of the massive caravan, President Donald Trump threatened to end trade agreements with Mexico and pushed for a border wall to be erected along America’s southern border via Twitter. He also called on congressional Republicans to end Obama’s Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, which he says is responsible for encouraging migrants into thinking they won’t be punished for illegally entering and residing in the U.S.
On Monday Morning, Trump encouraged Congress to amend the U.S.’s immigration laws.
You can read more about the U.S.’s southern border and the challenges Border Patrol agents face here.