Migrant Caravan Marching to US Border Issues Warning: ‘Tell Biden We’re Coming’
The caravan, organized via QR code, is the largest and most organized of its kind
A massive migrant caravan. made up of mostly Central Americans, South Americans, and Haitians, left the town of Huehuetán in the south of Mexico to head to the U.S. southern border.
The caravan, organized via QR code, is the largest and most organized of its kind.
One migrant named William from El Salvador declared to Fox News:
"Tell Biden we are coming."
Video footage showed thousands of migrants walking north, about 20 miles north of Tapachula.
One migrant carried a large wooden cross while others carried American flags and signs with Joe Biden’s name.
"President Biden, we need your help," one migrant said.
This caravan is much larger than the ones reported in 2019.
DAY 3… 20 miles North of Tapachula. This is the largest most organized Caravan we have seen come out S Mexico this year that began w a QR code sign up on Oct 15th… mostly Central Americans, South Americans and Haitians @FoxNews #BorderCrisis pic.twitter.com/vb1B8eQdug— Griff Jenkins (@GriffJenkins) October 25, 2021
Truckers have now been banned from letting migrants hitch a ride by the Mexican government, so they will have to walk 2,500 miles to the Texas border.
Mexican officials said there are more than 3,000 migrants in the caravan, which left Tapachula on the border with Guatemala on Saturday.
The migrants encountered a wall of Mexican interior police wearing protective gear and wielding shields.
but eventually, migrants forced their way through and continued on their way
There have been over 1.7 million migrant encounters in the fiscal year 2021, according to Customs and Border Protection.
There were over 192,000 encounters in September alone.
Additionally, there was also the Haitian migrant surge in September,
The Biden administration said the surge was due to poverty, corruption, and violence in Central America.
Republicans noted that the Biden administration's rollback of Trump-era border policies contributed to the surge.
Border Patrol said that as many as 60,000 migrants are massing on the Mexican side of the border to reach the U.S.