With the world squarely focusing on the Russia/Ukraine war, the latest migrant rush at the US-Mexico border has gotten little attention.
John and Ken talked to Todd Bensman from the Center for Immigration studies about his Town Hall report that is jaw-dropping.
In the far south of Mexico, the central government is about to release a sea of U.S.-bound migrants it has dammed up behind the bureaucratic barrier in the southernmost city of Tapachula. The coming swell has risen to more than 73,000 angry, mobbing, rioting migrants from January 1 through March 8, according to the Americas edition of EFE.
Mexico has been blocking migrant forward movement under an agreement with the Biden administration as a kind of artifice that makes mass migration numbers at the American Southwest Border seem less than if Mexican just waved them all through. But instead, the agreement with Biden has Mexico using its National Guard to block roads out of Tapachula while requiring migrants to apply for Mexican humanitarian visas necessary to proceed unchecked north to the American border. The Mexicans slow-roll processing as the migrant population grows and agitates for release from what they call an “open prison city.”
But if very recent history is any indication, the Mexican government is just about to open the floodgates and let all 70+ thousand rush north without the permission papers, the quickest way to relieve their own domestic political problem. Those tens of thousands of migrants it blocked for Biden are rioting almost daily, demonstrating for “free passage” by sewing lips shut for dramatic protest effect, occupying Mexican immigration offices, battling one another, blocking city commerce – and constantly growing inside the pressure cooker.
Not only are we taking in Ukrainian asylum-seekers, but now Mexico is dumping a bunch of angry, unruly migrants for us to deal with.