President Donald Trump’s promise to defend the United States border from outside invaders seems to be paying off.
The migrant caravan of thousands of would-be illegal immigrants — some of whom have criminal backgrounds — lost a lot of momentum over the last week after Trump ordered the U.S. military to protect our nation’s southern border.
Now the caravan leaders are admitting defeat, and the group may be splintering into fragments.
Caravan organizers had demanded Mexico provide buses to ferry the remaining would-be illegals to the American border.
Under pressure from the Trump administration, Mexico refused. Instead, it offered thousands of migrants asylum in their country.
Approximately half the caravan migrants accepted the offer to stay in Mexico. Those that remain seem unsure where to go next.
Without bus transportation, they face thousands of miles between their current position and the U.S. Waiting for them there are thousands of U.S. soldiers under order to defend the nation’s border.
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The leaders of the caravan seem unsure of what to do next.
According to Fox News, the caravan started moving again Thursday morning towards Santa Maria Jalapa del Marque, but suddenly turned and started heading towards the coast and the city of Veracruz.
“The switch suggests that once the caravan gets to Veracruz, it may split in half, with some of the caravan probably heading to a border crossing about 600 miles away in McAllen, Texas. The other half may travel more than double that length to Tijuana, just across the border from San Diego,” Fox News reported.
Every day, more and more of the would-be illegal migrants are giving up and going back home.
“Of the friends that I have been with, all want to go back,” Hasiel Isamar Hernandez told The Associated Press earlier this week.
Without help from Mexico — and with Trump promising there’s no hope to force their way through America’s border — it’s expected most will simply go back home.
For Trump and his supporters, that’s a major win.
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— The Horn editorial team