New Migrant Convoy Approaches Southern Border

A new convoy of migrants is approaching the U.S.-Mexico border amid the highest level of attempted crossings into the country in American history. The new convoy of illegal aliens came as a group was trying to form a truck convoy of Americans to head southward to protest the current situation.

The new group of migrants left from southern Mexico this week. Beginning near the Mexican-Guatemalan border, the convoy of 1,800 people is expected to grow. Migrants were encouraged with signs to join the group on its journey northward.

The group has been escorted by Mexican authorities while local communities are providing the migrants with shelter.

This is not the first border caravan that has attempted to enter the United States. A number of convoys including thousands of illegal aliens have attempted to cross the southern border over the last decade.

Separately, organizers of the “Take Our Border Back” truck convoy hope to gather 700,000 Americans for a protest near the border. The convoy is leaving from Virginia this week with rallies planned in Texas, Arizona and California.

One of the convoy’s leaders said that the movement was a “biblical, monumental moment that’s been put together by God.”

The competing convoys also came as the state of Texas is locked in a border enforcement struggle with the Biden administration. So far, governors of 25 other states have stated their support for the position of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).

Last December saw more than 300,000 migrant encounters, the highest on record. Last year more than two million migrants attempted to cross into the country, setting another record high.

Furthermore, more than six million migrants have attempted to cross into the country since President Joe Biden took office in 2021.

The issue of what Republicans call border non-enforcement has led to a planned impeachment vote against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. It is unclear what the final result will be, but the effort is supported by a number of Republican leaders, including House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA).