The migrant caravan that Mexico said it had dispersed has arrived at the US southern border and already they are climbing the ramshackle wall entering the country illegally. Cheif of BorderControl in San Diego, Rodney Scott, stated that the illegal migrants are already climbing the fence and breaking the law. He said the groups included “children as young as 4 years old and in one case a pregnant female,” which he said was “unconscionable that anyone would expose a child to these dangerous conditions.”
The majority of these people will seek to claim asylum in the US, and will likely be granted. It is a disgrace to the very genuine and necessary rules of asylum that exist around the world. Asylum should be requested and granted (if deemed legitimate) in the first safe country the asylee makes it to. In this case, that would be Mexico.
Mexico is flaunting not only international law but the lax American system that encourages pregnant women to climb fences.
The US needs to act on this right now. If it doesn't, we will only be encouraging thousands more people to flaunt laws, endanger children, and open up the way for people smugglers and child sex traffickers.
And what of the people cheering them on? Don't they realize that they are encouraging 4-year-old children to make long and dangerous journies, then climb rustly old tall fences. Do they think that everyone who started this journey made it? They have blood on their hands.