Migration authorities have just alerted the US that a caravan of about 1200 migrants began traveling towards the US Border through Mexico over the weekend. Collectively, those traveling are from all over Central America, including Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Cuba.
The National Migration Institute said the caravan formed in the city of Tapachula, Mexico on the border of Guatemala and they began heading north to the town of Huixtla in the most southern Mexican state, Chiapas. This is a common route for migrants to take and has been used by previous caravans of people heading towards the United States.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 25, 2019
President Trump, who was granted $1 billion dollars Monday night from the Department of Defense and the Pentagon to construct 57 miles of the border wall, has made security at the Mexican border a top priority of his presidency.
His cut-and-dry conduct towards the National Emergency at the Mexican border has been sparking emotional backlash and debate from the left since he began conversations on the matter back in 2015.
The wall is a necessary part of an overall approach to border security as planned out by the law enforcement professionals who work at the border and are familiar with the various approaches these people take to enter the United States illegally for different reasons.
The border wall was requested by these officials who are there every day, on site, dealing with these migrants; some of whom are bringing in drugs like heroin, some of whom are running human trafficking rings, and some of whom are simply seeking a change in an illegal way; and the border wall is an important piece of the puzzle to stopping this over flow of illegal activities from both entering, as well as exiting, the United States.
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) March 26, 2019
The border wall is a barrier that will make life safer not only for the long-term future of the United States, but it will force leadership in the countries of Mexico and those that make up the continent of South America to step up and begin collectively holding themselves accountable for their people and their nations.