The migrant caravan making its way through Mexico represents an invasion.
Thousands of migrants marching toward the Southern border threatens American sovereignty.
And there is one secret about the caravan that will frighten every American.
Experts say the caravan is just the tip of the iceberg.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens trek from Central America each year to try and sneak into America.
These are the highest levels of migration in nearly a decade.
The caravans get all the attention.
But they are just the tip of the iceberg.
The San Diego Union Tribune reports:
The numbers are reaching levels not seen for more than a decade, said Ernesto Rodríguez Chávez, a migration scholar at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, a government-funded think tank with offices along the northern border and Mexico City.
His estimates put the current annual flow of undocumented crossings from Central America to the United States through Mexico at between 350,000 and 400,000; the calculations consider crossings, rather than people, as some individuals may cross more than once. Much of the traffic takes place out of sight, at night, in smaller flows, Rodríguez said, to escape the attention of Mexican migration authorities.
Rodríguez said that compared with the earlier flows, the current exodus includes a rise in the proportion of women and particularly children, though male migrants continue to make up the largest proportion of those attempting to reach the United States.
Many don’t make it to the U.S. border, as Mexican authorities detain tens of thousands each year. INAMI reported from January through September 2018 nearly 80,000 deportations from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, with close to half from Honduras.
Trump tried to correct this problem by putting in place policies to deny asylum to anyone caught entering the country illegally.
But the increased number of illegal aliens flowing into the country highlight a need for tougher immigration rules and for Congress to fully fund Trump’s border wall.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.