A group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras or People Without Borders have organized a caravan of children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras, to reach the United States.
However, this is not just a group of family members or some isolated, organized clan. This is an army.
For some reason there is a mainstream media blackout on this story, CNN amongst other outlets are ignoring it, but not BuzzFeed, Instead, Buzzfeed reporter Adolfo Flores is cheering them on and talking about their “struggle.”
My first dispatch while on the trail with hundreds of Central Americans who have boldly crossed immigration check points, military bases, & police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the US https://t.co/cf2rnzbp3n
— Adolfo Flores (@aflores) March 30, 2018
Flores is tweeting out he’s on a lengthy trek through all of Mexico with the army of migrants, who clearly pose as a potential national security crisis for the United States, which one could think this would be cause for raising the alarm.
Known as the Viacrucis Migrante 2018, the march to Mexico began on March 25 in the state of Chiapas and is expected to reach Tijuana in just under a month, where the group is apparently going to request refugee status from the U.S. government.
More than 1,500 are marching towards the U.S.
While it’s reported that the group is made up primarily of more than 1,500 individuals who could be considered undocumented by Mexican authorities, officials have stepped aside and backed off, Mexico’s El Universal reported. Additionally, the group is thankful to local governments in various rural communities in southern Mexico for helping the caravan by providing them with transportation, food, and other aid.
Reports have said that the group is convinced they can just simply apply for refugee status or asylum when they arrive. Which they actually can apply, but that doesn’t mean by any account that they will be accepted on that basis.
This army of “Viacrucis Migrante 2018” are currently moving across Mexico “without authorization” as Flores loosely puts it (translated to “illegally”) is hoping to overwhelm the resources of U.S. immigration officials and are prepared to cross the border illegally if the opportunity arises.
Many are making the prediction that if Mexico actually allows this to happen with no intercession they won’t be welcome with such a friendly reception from the State Department and the White House.
This push toward the U.S. border comes as the Trump administration has battled with the Mexican government over their leniency when it comes to dealing with drug cartels, border security, and the payment of the border wall.