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Here We Go Again: Another Honduran Migrant Caravan Launching in January

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According to multiple reports, a new caravan of illegal aliens will leave Honduras at the beginning of 2019 an march towards the southern United States border.

“Another migrant caravan — with estimates of as many as 15,000 participants — is preparing to leave Honduras on January 15, according to migrant rights advocates and Spanish-language media,” the San Diego Union-Tribune said.

The news comes during a heated battle over border security which has forced a partial government shutdown. President Donald J. Trump has refused to reopen the government until Democrats sign off on the dotted line to provide $5 billion for a desperately needed border wall.

According to the report, Irma Garrido, a member of an advocacy group for migrants called Reactiva Tijuana Foundation, said that this caravan expects to pick up far more members en route to the United States than the last one.

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“Garrido said this new, larger caravan will likely be joined by more people in El Salvador and in Guatemala, but she said they don’t plan on coming straight to the Tijuana-San Diego border, where resources are already stretched nearly to a breaking point,” according to the reprt.

Thousands of attempted invaders from the last migrant caravan are still camped out at the border waiting for asylum claims to be processed.

The report also said the Mexico’s new president has promised Central American workers visas and work. Hopefully, they will take him up on this offer.

“Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pledged visas and work in Mexico for Central American migrants,” the Tribune reported. “In his inauguration speech, he pledged public works projects like planting two million trees and construction of his Maya Train, a 1,500-kilometer railroad.”

There was much commotion about the first migrant caravan that careened toward the border just before the midterm elections in November. The climax of that surge of invaders occurred when 500 or so members of the caravan attempted to storm the border. Many who were caught were deported reportedly from Mexico.

Now would be the perfect time for Trump to build that big, beautiful wall.


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