Massive Migrant Caravan Heads Toward Border

Remain in Mexico policy not yet reinstated. 

The largest and most organized caravan of mostly South Americans, Central Americans, and Haitians are on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Participants “registered” to join the group using a QR code beginning on October 15. Videos of the group show thousands of migrants, including small children being pushed in strollers, walking north about 20 miles outside of Tapachula, a city in southern Mexico. The migrants walked along a highway heading west and north toward the U.S. border, pushing past a line of police who were trying to stop them. They made their way only a few miles to a nearby village of Alvaro Obregon before stopping to rest for the night at a baseball field. 

Tens of thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, and Haiti have been waiting in Tapachula for refugee or asylum papers that might allow them to travel, but they have grown weary of delays in the process. 

One migrant carried a large wooden cross at the front of the caravan while others carried American flags and signs with President Biden’s name. 

The “Remain in Mexico” policy established during the previous administration, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court, has not yet been reinstated. The Department of Homeland Security said it will do so by mid-November. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Customs and Border Protection officials who are dealing with the record numbers of migrants. 
  • For the president and his administration to institute effective immigration policies. 
  • For state and local governments, including law enforcement, as they deal with the relocation of migrants from the border to the interior of the U.S. 

Sources: CBS News, Fox News 


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