Cartels Move More Than a Migrant Caravan Daily into U.S.

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29 October 2021
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As attention is focused on a single caravan in Mexico consisting of an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 migrants headed to the U.S. southern border, cartels separately move the equivalent into the states each day.
The caravans capture significant media attention by design. They are politically organized and seek to use the clout to bring policy changes. The caravan in Chiapas hopes to force Mexico City to discontinue migrant containment efforts and allow unfettered travel to the United States–with the ultimate goal of softening enforcement protocols in the U.S....
If the latest caravan succeeds in forcing the Government of Mexico to change policies and give migrants free roam to their destination, another pull factor will be established....
The Border Patrol apprehended more than 90,000 migrants attempting to illegally cross the border in the first 18 days of October to mark the beginning of Fiscal Year 2022....