Large Migrant Caravan Nears Southern Border

Supreme Court has yet to rule on Remain in Mexico policy. 

The largest-ever caravan of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. southern border has broken up into large groups that continue their march along Mexican highways, while others have already begun crossing into South Texas and Arizona. 

One group was about 50 miles from Eagle Pass, Texas, a border town, on Friday morning. They have continued to travel north, walking or being driven roughly 1,000 miles through Mexico over the past two weeks. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned them not to attempt illegally entering his state. 

On Thursday, the Border Patrol’s top official for the Del Rio region, which spans 245 miles from west of Laredo toward Big Bend National Park, said agents have experienced “increasing numbers of large groups [illegally] crossing into our area,” including a group of 300 people near Eagle Pass. Eagle Pass is about 60 miles down the border from Del Rio, which tens of thousands of migrants crossed in a matter of days last September. 

In the Yuma, Arizona, sector, hundreds of migrants gathered in the predawn hours Wednesday where there was only one Border Patrol agent to meet them.  According to recent CBP numbers, Yuma agents apprehended more than 33,000 migrants last month, an average of one thousand a day. 

The U.S. Supreme Court still has a handful of major cases on the docket, cases that could alter the political landscape that involve Title 42 or the “Remain in Mexico” policy. A ruling on the policy could put an end to President Biden’s open-door policies at the border. The ruling is expected next week. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Commissioner Chris Magnus as he manages U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • That Secretary Mayorkas would seek God’s discernment as he leads Homeland Security.
  • For U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they encounter thousands of migrants entering the nation illegally.
  • For the officials in border towns who are trying to care for their residents and protect migrants from sickness or death due to strained resources.

Sources: Fox News, Washington Examiner, NPR


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