The Illegal Immigrant Caravan: Made in Chicago

Article author: 
Carl Horowitz
Article publisher: 
National Legan and Policy Center
Article date: 
12 November 2018
Article category: 
National News
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The Central American human caravan, at this writing somewhere in Mexico, still has a long way to go before it (illegally) reaches our southern border. The distance from its country of origin, Honduras, to the nearest U.S. city, McAllen, Tex., is more than a thousand miles. That’s quite a haul. The Bataan Death March of April 1942, an atrocity conducted at Japanese gunpoint, was only 65 miles long. Given the physical risks, there can be no doubt that the caravan’s march, under cover of humanitarian impulses, is being enabled from above. There is no other way these people could have traveled as far as they have. It thus should come as no shock that this project is the handiwork of a tight network of radical activists in America.

By various accounts, the center of gravity for this campaign is a Chicago organization called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, which translated from Spanish, means “People Without Borders.” That pretty much sums up the group’s philosophy. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Mexican newspaper La Jornada, two prominent Pueblo Sin Fronteras activists, Denis Omar Contreras and Rodrigo Abeja, have embedded themselves in the caravan....

Thanks especially to investigative work by Hayden Ludwig, a research associate with the Washington, D.C.-based Capital Research Center, we now know a good deal more about the motives and behavior of Pueblo Sin Fronteras than we did a month ago. Under the seemingly benign purpose of providing social services for the needy, notes Ludwig, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a project of a Chicago-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit group, La Familia Latina Unida, seeks to elicit public sympathy for political gain at the expense of American self-governance...

These are the people who have organized the Central American caravan headed our way. They are determined to promote mass Hispanic immigration, without any consideration given over to American interests, identity or law....

No self-respecting nation can afford to be a patsy and sit passively in the face of this provocation. In laying down the gauntlet, this incestuous network of Chicago-based radical organizations is severely testing our capacity for self-restraint.