(ReliableNews.org) – The US Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s order compelling Biden administration officials to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy at the end of August. Administration officials recently announced their intent to restore the program fully in November. In the meantime, thousands of migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras started forcing their way to the United States from southern Mexico on Saturday, October 23.
Mexican authorities had been housing the migrants in Tapachula while they awaited asylum or refugee documents from the US that would allow them to continue traveling through Mexico. The caravan traveled north up a highway, forcing their way past a line of state police officers.
A child suffered a minor head injury, according to a news report indicating that some minor scuffles resulted from the clash. The group only made it a few miles towards the US border before stopping for the night at a local baseball field outside the tiny village of Álvaro Obregón.
Over 2,000 migrants walk out of a southern Mexico city where they have essentially been trapped while waiting for refugee or asylum papers that might allow them to travel. https://t.co/2C0XQoiUIV
— NBC News World (@NBCNewsWorld) October 24, 2021
In September, US border officials clashed with a massive group composed mainly of Haitians at the US/Mexico border outside Del Rio, Texas. This current caravan doesn’t include as many migrants from Haiti.
Other similar caravan events occurred in recent years, including the months leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. The recent rise of migrant caravans could bode poorly for Democrats in the next election due to the Biden administration’s ill-considered efforts to revoke many of Trump’s border policies.
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