A new migrant caravan comprised of thousands of Haitians, Venezuelans and Cubans could be making its way through Central America headed for the Southwest U.S. border as early as this weekend, according to reports.
NBC News reports:
The caravan gathered in Tapachula, near the Mexico-Guatemala border, includes thousands of migrants fleeing Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba and other Latin American countries, two Department of Homeland Security officials said. Violent clashes with Mexican police have broken out as desperate migrants try to leave the camp and continue their journey. New images from Telemundo, NBCUniversal's Spanish-language network, show police meeting migrants with shields and beating them when they try to cross barriers.
Another 20,000 migrants, largely Haitians, are reportedly camped out in Colombia preparing to make the journey to the U.S.
The gathering mass comes as the Biden administration attempts to begin re-implementing President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy (formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or “MPP”) for migrants seeking to enter the U.S. via the Southwest border, thanks to a court order that ruled the administration illegally halted the program in one of Biden’s first acts on Inauguration Day last January.
More than 1.4 million illegal aliens have been apprehended while making their way into the country illegally this past fiscal year alone – a total, by the way, that doesn’t include those who came across and weren’t caught by border agents. Conservatives and liberals alike have slammed Biden over photos exposing overcrowded border facilities, seemingly endless migrant caravans, and children being dropped over border fencing and abandoned by smugglers.
Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has pledged that Texas law enforcement, border patrol and about 5,000 troops from the Texas National Guard are working to stop masses of illegal aliens from overrunning his state's stretch of the Southwest U.S. border, releasing a recent video showing troops "gearing up" to support border patrol in securing the area against illegal migration.