By Matthew Valenzuela-Serrano
As roughly 5,000 immigrants march to the Mexican-American border, The Department of Defense has ordered 5,200 Troops to be sent within the next few days & weeks. From what’s known about 2,100 National Guardsmen are already present at the border, and there two groups of migrants: the first is about 250 miles ahead of the second group, who reached Oaxaca Mexico on Wednesday October 31.
The migrants come from Honduras, leaving their countries due to the increasing gang activity and government corruption.
Since Independence is deeply diverse, many of the students can relate to the immigrants trying to reach the U.S. Junior Daniel Esquivel said “I think the migrants should be allowed within the country, if you thinking about it we are all descendants of immigrants. We should do more for others who are less fortunate.”
On November 6, the leading caravan had reached Mexico City, while the second group of 1,000 is behind the leading 4,000 migrants. It seems that during their journey the migrants have been taken care of and were given shelter and other basic necessities throughout their walk. But now they choose to rest at Mexico City to regroup with the second group and tend to their medical needs.
President Trump had made this the talking point of his midterm campaign, using fear to make his following more spiteful towards the migrants and wanting to cut off aid. Yet the Spanish-Speaking countries offer their aid while most if not all conservative Americans oppose a migrant entry.
Trump also said that having a Democrat Senate would turn the U.S. into a Sanctuary City for gang members, predators, drug dealers, & terrorists.
Mexican President Enrique Peña had offered temporary work visas that’ll give their kids education and health benefits, nearly 3,000 migrants took the offer while about 4,000 migrants want to reach the U.S, thinking they’ll have better luck.
A country as divided as the U.S doesn’t seem beneficial to migrants, but the migrants would help the economy, which has been improving.
At the end of the day, America is, has & always will be a melting pot of many cultures.