Let’s be adults here and take what some might call a black pill and others might call a common sense pill of realism:
President Trump and the GOP have been pathetic on the issue of illegal immigration – worse even than Barack Obama during his first term almost ten years ago.
Migrant caravans from Central America have poured into the United States almost totally unimpeded, and although you’ll hear some of the Alt-Right E-Celebs talk about victories and 4-D chess (still), nothing has actually been done to prevent the invasion of our lands.
And so the groups testing their luck continue to grow, with the latest one currently numbering several thousand and expected to grow exponentially before they reach the border.
Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally.
The crowd more than doubled in size from Saturday, when some 1,300 people set off from northern Honduras in what has been dubbed “March of the Migrant,” an organizer said. The migrants plan to seek refugee status in Mexico or pass through to the United States.
Reuters could not independently verify the number of participants, but images showed a group carrying backpacks and clogging roads near the border, some waving the Honduran flag.
The impoverished nations of Central America, from which thousands of migrants have fled in recent years, are under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to do more to curb mass migration.
“We are seriously concerned about the caravan of migrants traveling north from Honduras, with false promises of entering the United States by those who seek to exploit their compatriots,” the U.S. Embassy in Honduras said in a statement on Sunday evening.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence last week called on presidents in the region to tackle the issue, saying Washington would be willing to help with economic development and investment in return.
“We’re going to drop in on Donald Trump. He has to take us in,” said Andrea Fernandez, 24, who left Honduras with a newborn baby, a 5-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son because she said she could not find work and feared for their safety.
Donald is already sounding off on Twitter, but apparently he’s forgotten the fact that he actually has the power to order the military to open fire on migrants trying to cross into the country – I guess you could also be friendly and just throw nets over them or something.
The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
Words and bluster have lost their meaning, and it would do everyone well to remember that at the end of the day, the demographics mean more than GOP or Democrat electoral wins, and mean exponentially more than warm feels caused by seeing triggered Communists having public tantrums.
Keep all of this in mind during the next week or two when we’ll likely see this entire horde pass through unscathed after the usual legalisms and pleas are sorted through.