Illegal immigrants have slowed their pace in recent years because of Trump, his policies and the wall.
Now, based on their belief that Joe Biden won the 2020 election, the caravans are planning to return.
Before the election, Biden repeatedly said that as president he would reverse Trump’s immigration policies and people heard it.
The New York Post reports:
Illegal-immigrant caravans back on the way — and Joe Biden ‘invited’ them
Well, that didn’t take long. A border crisis is brewing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Migrant caravans are forming in Honduras, where residents were hit with a pair of devastating hurricanes last month, adding to the economic hardship caused by COVID-19. Faced with ruin, many Hondurans have decided to defy local travel bans and head north.
“People are no longer scared of the coronavirus,” one caravan organizer told Bloomberg. “They’re going hungry, they’ve lost everything, and some towns are still flooded.” The organizer added that migrants are savvy about shifts in US border policy: “When there is a change in government in the US or Mexico, caravans start to move, because they are testing the waters to see how authorities respond.”
By now, Central Americans should have a pretty good idea how the authorities will respond in a Biden administration — and not just because smugglers, called “coyotes,” keep migrants well-informed in hopes of profiting off their desperation.
One border official is already sounding the alarm.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Top border official warns of ‘full-blown crisis overnight’ as illegal crossings hit 70,000 in November
United States border officials encountered more than 70,000 migrants who tried to enter the U.S. from Mexico illegally in November, four times the number of people seen in April.
Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Monday that federal agents on the southern border have seen a “significant” increase in arrests of illegal immigrants between ports of entry and the number of migrants turned away at border crossings over the past seven months. November’s count this year was notably higher than the 42,000 people encountered at the southern border during the same month last year…
“If the current policies in place are revoked, as their critics promised they would do, the 2,300 per day will become a full-blown crisis overnight as we stand by and watch the numbers go even higher, making the last year’s crisis pale in comparison,” Morgan said.
This would make the pandemic crisis worse.
Not to mention the effect it would have on our economy, which is still struggling to rebound.