It’s being called a "caravan" of migrants, about a thousand people, starting out in Honduras. The plan is to walk through Mexico, as a large group, collecting people on the way. It’s being organized by an activist group, "People Without Borders.”
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When they reach our border, they will walk across, claim asylum, and they will then be released into the general population. Told to return for a court hearing. Very few do. They're in.
This brings back memories of the migrant march across Europe. Tens of thousands of largely Muslim young men, claimed to be refugees from war and violence. Germany's Angela Merkel opened the door, let them in and changed Europe forever. There has been a considerable backlash.
The caravan on its way to America is not the same size, but the challenge is the same: you're rich. We're poor and oppressed. Let us in. That is a direct challenge for Democrats. Are they okay with this? They don't want a wall. They don't want to deport illegals already here.
When this migrant march arrives at the border, the Democrats will have to take a stand one way or the other. They will be looking hard at the experience of European politicians who let the marchers in, and that experience was not good.
But for the Trump team, this is very clean cut. Early this morning, the president tweeted a challenge to Mexico: it’s up to you to stop these caravans coming through. The migrant march is becoming part of the NAFTA renegotiation.
And over the weekend the president repeated his demand: build the wall, and end catch and release.
The ball is actually in the Democrats' court. Does Sen. Schumer, D-N.Y., want to become America’s Angela Merkel? Will California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra make the Golden State a sanctuary for a new wave of illegals?
Watch that migrant caravan – it’s going to be an issue in November’s elections.