With the midterm elections just a few weeks away, illegal immigration remains a top priority for many voters. The economy tops the list but the ongoing border crisis is still in the limelight.
Many Republican leaders claim the Biden administration has largely ignored the problem, which is why states like Texas have started their own border enforcement programs.
But even after record-setting numbers, the situation could worsen in a matter of days.
The Department of Homeland Security and border authorities have reported historically high encounter and arrest rates, and many are deeply concerned about smuggling and other criminal activities.
GOP leaders and right-wing citizens claim illegal immigrants are taking advantage of this Democrat administration.
As they’re not doing much to stem the tide, non-citizens just keep flooding across the broken border. However, if Republicans regain some control in November, all that could change.
Via The Daily Caller:
Guatemala’s interior minister has intelligence that large caravans of migrants will try to get to the U.S. in anticipation of the midterm elections.
Migrants, who believe the midterm elections could end with Republicans taking back control of Congress, are heading to the U.S. border in large caravans, Guatemalan Interior Minister Napoleon Barrientos told the DCNF.
Barrientos says migrants believe they’ve only got a “short window” to get to the border. If they can reach it while Democrats are still in control, it’ll be easier for them to slip into the country.
With Republican lawmakers promising to clamp down on illegal immigration, and a “red wave” predicted, it seems migrants are starting to panic.
This could result in massive migrant caravans and in fact, they’re already forming according to Barrientos:
We have information that caravans will be coming in the next few weeks, particularly before the date of November 8.
So we’re doing operations in our borders to stop the flow migration.
Guatemala has actually asked to work with Biden to prevent the floods of undocumented travelers.
However, earlier this year, Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei claimed that President Biden “won’t even call me” about the situation, which didn’t reflect well on the administration.
In this case, the Interior Minister is warning us, saying migrants believe “policies will be hardened” after November 8, so they’re looking to move quickly.
Guatemala will attempt to stage military drills with Mexico, though Barrientos admits they haven’t managed to stop the flood of migrants from Honduras, as “bi-lateral cooperation has been difficult.”
If more migrant caravans rush the U.S. border in the coming weeks, that could cause Democrat chances to take another hit.
Many legal citizens are frustrated and angry with the evident lack of enforcement, and they blame ultra-lax immigration and citizenship laws. A lot of that could start to change in November, though.
- Guatemala has warned that migrant caravans are forming, and will be trying to get to the U.S. border.
- The migrants believe that if Republicans regain some control after midterms, immigration policies will be hardened.
- If the caravans start pushing in the next few weeks, that might be another blow to Democrat chances.
Source: The Daily Caller