When Belarus sent Iraqi migrants to invade Poland, suddenly journalists actually did their job and reported on who was behind the invasion. But when it comes to border invasions in this country, the media acts like it’s all an organic natural phenomenon even when it’s clearly planned.
A second migrant caravan has departed Tapachula, Mexico, with the stated goal of reaching the United States.
A crowd of Haitians and Central Americans estimated at 3,000 people left what they call their “open-air prison” near the border with Guatemala on Thursday and Friday, according to Mexican news reports and social media.
The group is led by Center for Human Dignity leader Luis Garcia Villagran. He means to join a dwindling crowd headed by former Arizona activist Irineo Mujica in Veracruz.
And there’s another one coming.
Second caravan leader Garcia alleges that a third group perhaps 6,000 strong and made up primarily of Haitians is preparing to leave for Eagle Pass, Texas.
If you fund them, they will come.
Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies notes that “in Reynosa, Mexico, at a migrant camp, the United Nations IOM helpfully doles out debit cards to aspiring US border crossers. The IOM workers said a migrant family of four gets about $800 a month. I watched long lines of migrants get their UN debit cards.”
The cards appear to be coming through Sodexo, a French company, with a presence in both Latin America and the United States.