The mainstream media has shown only one side of the illegal migrant caravan that is making its way to the U.S. — so a conservative filmmaker decided it was time to get “the truth behind the caravan” for himself.
Filmmaker Ami Horowitz appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night to discuss his findings. The mainstream media reports that speculated that the group “spontaneously” gathered together were wrong — and Horowitz demonstrated that this caravan is anything but spontaneous.
“The caravan is a giant group of people that emanated, for the most part, in Honduras and are heading up to the U.S.,” Horowitz explains. “A lot has been said about this caravan, so I decided to go down, check it out for myself, and figure out what is the reality versus the fiction.”
The filmmaker brought his film crew down to the base camp in Oaxaca and they embedded in the caravan. He described the location as “an area of Mexico which is riddled with narco-crime and cursed with extreme poverty.”
Horowitz explained that although the media have labeled the illegal caravan as being women and children escaping violence and poverty, the reality is different. “Approximately 90 to 95% of the migrants are male,” notes Horowitz.
“The major narrative being pushed by the press is that the migrants are leaving Honduras because they are escaping extreme violence and that their lives are under constant threat, setting up the strategy that they will be able to enter the U.S. by asking for asylum,” “he says. “So I started by asking them a simple question: Why are you coming to America?”
He received answers such as, “I’m looking for a better life,” and “I wish to get there and work there.” Several of the responses were very similar with migrants responding, “for jobs.”
As for the “spontaneity” of this caravan, Horowitz explained that there is nothing spontaneous about it.
“There’s a massive logistical effort underway, akin to moving an army,” he explained. “And it’s clearly costing someone millions of dollars for transportation, food, water, medicine and services that are being provided for members of the caravan.”
“It’s a supply chain that’s being delivered by an army of trucks, which are all necessary to keep this enormous group moving forward,” he continued.
After Carlson played a clip from Horowitz’s film, the Fox News star asked, “Why haven’t other news organizations gotten to the bottom of this? You’re one man, you’re doing this independently. Why isn’t NBC News or ABC or PBS, why aren’t they on this?”
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“You know the answer to that. They don’t want to get to the bottom of this. They have no interest politically in getting to the bottom of it,” Horowitz responded.
Watch Horowitz’s interview with Tucker Carlson below —