MAJOR UPDATE: Ok apparently the AP’s tweet about the migrant caravan turning back was misleading or they’ve had a change of heart, because they just broke through a Guatemalan border gate and now are headed for Mexico:
Migrants in a caravan traveling through Central America have broken down gates at a border crossing and are streaming toward a bridge to Mexico.
After arriving at the tall, yellow metal fence Friday, some clambered atop it and on U.S.-donated military jeeps.
Young men began violently tugging on the barrier and finally succeeded in tearing it down.
Men, women and children then rushed through toward the bridge, about 150 yards (137 meters) away.
And this reporting from just before…
Migrants in a mass caravan are chanting that “one way or another, we will pass” as they move toward a bridge on the Guatemala-Mexico border.
The caravan of disorganized women, men and children headed toward the border post Friday morning.
They got as far as a closed metal gate where two military jeeps were parked and Guatemalan police in riot gear looked on silently.
The migrants also chanted: “We are not smugglers, we are immigrants.”
Dozens of Mexican federal police officers were on the bridge, with hundreds of others behind.
Mexico’s ambassador to Guatemala said his country had decided to enforce a policy of “metered entry” in the face of the thousands clamoring to cross.
So clearly this isn’t over yet as their original tweet above made it seem.
***EARLIER REPORTING BASED ON MISLEADING AP TWEETS***
According to the Associated Press, the migrant caravan heading for the US has now turned back at the border with Mexico:
BREAKING: Thousands of migrants in caravan move toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 19, 2018
BREAKING: Migrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 19, 2018
Earlier today it was reported in the WSJ that Mexico would grant visas to the migrants, but only 100 per day. Which meant that their 2k-4k migrant caravan would be waiting for a very long time to get them all into Mexico.
I guess it wasn’t worth it for the astroturf Caravan.