The so-called “migrant caravan” that’s been working its way north through Mexico has arrived at the U.S. border. They’ve been stopped there, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that some of them are getting through illegally:
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 29, 2018
And how did they get through? Just guess:
But Scott and Director of Field Operations Pete Flores said Saturday that several groups of people from the caravan “have illegally entered the United States without immigration documents by climbing over the dilapidated scrap metal border fence” at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
“In several of these incidents, children as young as 4 years old, and in one case a pregnant female, were detected entering the United States illegally through a dark, treacherous canyon that is notorious for human and drug smuggling,” Scott wrote. “As a father myself, I find it unconscionable that anyone would expose a child to these dangerous conditions.”
The Border Patrol chief went on to emphasize that anyone entering the country without documentation will be prosecuted for breaking the law. Individuals seeking asylum should seek asylum in the first safe country they enter, he added, “including Mexico.”
Gee, if only there was a new, big, reinforced barrier of some sort that could prevent this sort of thing from happening.
On the other side of the political spectrum, the Democrats will consider this great news.