This is straight from the Associated Press, so spare us any attempt to call it paranoia. This is a real thing that happened.
On Friday, “a group of about 350 migrants broke the locks on a gate” and “forced their way” across a border as they made their way here. Hopefully they aren’t headed for a “Sanctuary City” because word is they’re all full up and not interested in new, foreign residents making them, in Cory Booker’s words, “unsafe.”
That border, by the way, is the one between Guatemala and Mexico. Those migrants are in a caravan, and they’re headed here. But if you think it makes a difference as to their intent or intensity that it wasn’t the U.S. border, I urge you to think again.
Here is the most relevant portion of the AP story:
Mexican authorities said a group of about 350 migrants broke the locks on a gate at the Guatemalan border Friday and forced their way into southern Mexico to join a larger group of migrants trying to make their way toward the United States.
The National Immigration Institute did not identify the nationalities of the migrants, but they are usually from Central America.
The liberal line is that fearing a large migrant caravan is somehow racist or evil. What they don’t take into account is that any large group of desperate people facing opposition or obstacles can turn violent really quickly. There’s literally a phrase for it. “Mob Mentality.”
Even if you believe that the best course of action is to remove all obstacles, ie borders, you should STILL recognize that these caravans are a real and dangerous thing, and that danger is growing.
Here’s a little more, from the AP.
The group of 350 pushed past police guarding the bridge and joined a larger group of about 2,000 migrants who are walking toward Tapachula in the latest caravan to enter Mexico.
Claudia Jaqueline Sandoval, 43, from El Progreso, Honduras, was walking toward Tapachula with her 6-year-old daughter. Another son and a daughter are already in the United States.
“I have been HIV positive for 16 years,” said Sandoval, but her reason for going north was not just medical treatment. “It has been two years since I heard from my son” in the United States, and money is scarce, she said.
There are already several groups of migrants in the southern border state of Chiapas who have expressed frustration at Mexico’s policy of slowing or stopping the process of handing out humanitarian and exit visas at the border.
It’s what some might call a “crisis” or “emergency.” You know?