Thousands of people are reportedly traveling from Central America to the U.S. borders and no one is asking, never mind answering:
- How have thousands, including women and children, been able to cover 445 miles in 10 days?
- Who organized them?
- Who is providing funding?
It’s true that there is much poverty and violence, but poverty and violence is nothing new to those people living in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, reminds Helen Raleigh, a senior contributor to the Federalist. For example, San Pedro Sula in Honduras is known as the world’s “murder capital.”
Unintended Consequences of the Migrant Caravan
The caravan compelled all Americans, including politicians, to face the consequences of years of inaction on immigration reform. It lays bare a fundamental question of U.S. politics.
Are we a sovereign nation that insists on law and order and will defend ourselves from unwanted invasion, or do we have open borders regardless of where and when and how people cross?
No One Wants Strangers Pushing Open Doors, Demanding to Stay
In other words, the more illegal entries such as the caravan are forced upon our borders, the more Americans will demand law and order. This is why earlier this year a left-leaning poll shows the majority of Americans agree with almost all of Trump’s immigration proposals.
Making Immigration an Election Year Issue
It’s unlikely thousands of people are traveling in such a scale and at such a distance without someone or some group organizing and funding it. Fox News contributor Sarah Carter reported the caravan is mostly men, and that several said it was indeed organized, although no one gave a name.
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