Hundreds of migrants boarded ‘the Beast’ train in Mexico in a risky move to get closer to the U.S. border.
Now the migrants are trying to escape the Mexican government who have been making moves to arrest them. Mexico had better get busy doing what needs to be done to slow the invasion.
Close the border already.
Congress and others are blinded by hate refuse to call this a crisis. It is a crisis in so many dimensions – border security, humanitarian, etc. these people will eventually get exploited by both smugglers and politicians. Stop the madness!https://t.co/zZQhh35iVY
— Victor M. Manjarrez, Jr. (@Honorfirstutep) April 27, 2019
Hundreds of migrants boarded a train known as the “The Beast” in southern Mexico on Thursday, in a risky move aimed at transporting them to the U.S. border quicker.
The decision to board the train en masse comes after a breakout of migrants from a troubled immigration detention center in the southern border city of Tapachula on Thursday night.
Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said the mass escape, which appears to be the largest in recent memory, involved around 1,300 Cuban migrants. Around 700 of them have since returned voluntarily, but hundreds remain on the run.
Migration authorities said nearly 400 migrants boarded the train, Reuters reported, with images showing men, women and children of various nationalities, most of them on the roofs of carriages.
“We hope our God above will keep helping us. We had to keep moving forward,” Michael Hernandez, a Honduran, told Reuters after disembarking from the train together with a large group of others migrants after reaching the town of Ixtepec. “They won’t let us walk, so we climbed on the train. It’s our only option.” More
It’s funny how much the media portrays these caravaners as a bunch of women and children. When 90% of what you see are young able-bodied males who could be making a difference in their own country.
They are flying the Honduran flag… Nobody with real asylum claims would do that. If you’re escaping your home country to come to ours, you should probably be holding a flag of the United States of America and not one from the country they’re fleeing from.