An organizer of a large group tells Fox News that Mexican police and immigration officials let a nearly 10,000-person migrant caravan into the United States’ southern border. The group left Tapachula in southern Mexico on Monday with little government resistance.
An organizer of the group, which comprises approximately 9,500 people who want to migrate to the United States, informed Fox News that a group of approximately 9,500 immigrants crossed into Mexico from Guatemala with intentions to reach the United States. Most of the members of the group are Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans.
“We believe we have around 9,500 people on board; it’s 51/2 kilometers from start to finish, and people continue to join; in the first police inspection, there were approximately 100-150 national guard, INM, and state police who let us through freely.” Luis Villagran, who is the caravan’s organizer, said to Fox News.
The incoming wave of immigrants is hoping that President Joe Biden will cancel the Title 42 protocol enacted during the Trump White House.
“He promised to the Haitian community that he would assist them,” migrants said to Fox News on Friday. “He will cancel Title 42. He will allow us to have genuine asylum.”
“Now we need him to keep his word,” a Haitian migrant remarked.
However, most are coming for economic purposes and not because they have a genuine refugee status.
It is possible that the caravan will become the world’s largest caravan, with up to 15,000 people before reaching its goal. Following the “coastal route,” many of the migrants are expected to reach Texas.
The Biden team is appealing a court order preventing it from terminating Title 42. Open border advocates lobbied the administration to cancel the Title 42 agreement in May, according to Breitbart.
More than 600,000 illegal border crossers have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since March 1, according to a combination of official and unofficial numbers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection sources. According to a DHS report, ending Title 42 would result in about 18,000 illegal border crossers per day at the border.