Mexican officials actually helped a “Holy Week” caravan of over 1,000 migrants who were headed to the U.S. border demanding Easter asylum, according to reports.
The caravan made up of people mostly from Honduras, posted celebration videos on Facebook while they changed: “We are migrants. We are not criminals. We are workers.”
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, Mexican authorities have allowed the migrants to drive north “with relative ease.”
Kausha Luna, an immigration researcher, noted that the group, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, which aids immigrants bragged about speeding into Mexico. The group said, “On Monday Pueblo Sin Fronteras posted a video with the caption, ‘The Refugee Caravan knocking down borders yesterday in Huehuetan! Immigration agents abandoned the post when they saw us coming. The people celebrate this first small victory!’”
Local Mexicans provided supplies along the way. The goal of the caravan was to cross into the United States this weekend and demand asylum. They prepared for special security measures just in case their plan went wrong, according to Luna.
“Additionally, the group practiced security protocols, including formations which called for the men of the group to form a wall around the women and children. Moreover, the Central Americans made their way to Mexico’s Commission for Refugee Assistance and made calls for better compliance with international and national laws, faster processing of asylum applications, and an increase in acceptance rates,” she wrote.
This report comes after Trump declared a more hard-line stance on immigration Monday morning. What do you think about the recent happenings along the Southern border?
Credit: Washington Examiner