Two more large groups at Antelope Wells
Two more large groups at Antelope Wells. Part of an overall pattern of large groups going to this remote crossing point, crossing when the border is closed and stopping to claim asylum.
The second group was 330 migrants
At 12:01 a.m. Monday another group of migrants, this one made up of 330 adults and children, was tak ...
The preceding was 290 migrants
Customs and Border Protection said the migrants were from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras .
There have now been 28 groups with more than 100 migrants. Some think perhaps a wall might stop this, but instead I think it shows: (1) groups are going to be fluid to adjust to situations – if it wasn’t here it would be somewhere else (2) likely a direct effect of the metering policy. Note that these are not people trying to “sneak” into the US, but instead asylum seekers finding their best place to claim and then organizers bringing buses.
One of these January groups has been used two months later in a Trump tweet, though missing some context.
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