Leading up to the midterm elections, one of the most contentious issues in the nation was the incoming migrant caravan. Originating mostly in Honduras, countless numbers of supposed asylum seekers sought a better life in America.
Their biggest obstacle – besides the physical torment of making this harrowing trip – was President Donald Trump. Throughout his electoral bid in 2016, Trump lashed out heavily against illegal immigration. Notoriously, he gave a speech which the mainstream media decried as astonishingly racist.
It goes without saying that the Trump administration has routinely criticized the migrant caravan. As they approached closer to the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House threatened using military troops to protect our national sovereignty. Earlier this month, the President made good on his threats.
As the migrant caravan learned firsthand, the current administration isn’t bound to traditional political decorum. Trump not only isn’t afraid of the “racism” label, he doubles-down on rhetoric that would frankly sink most other politicians. Conservatives love him, while liberals are left clueless as to how best to approach the situation.
I’m sure most within the migrant caravan knew they’d face some form of resistance. What they probably didn’t anticipate was that the resistance would come from one of “their own.”
Several Mexicans Show No Love for the Migrant Caravan
When the first round of the migrant caravan arrived at the Tijuana border, several local residents voiced their displeasure. Shouting phrases like “You’re not welcome,” and “Get out!,” they stood up to the “refugees” in a heated clash. Police officers had to keep the two sides apart.
The incident contradicts the stereotype that Central Americans are bound in a united effort to invade the U.S. The harsh feelings among similar, but separate factions reveal that each individual have their own interests in mind.
But it also demonstrates liberal, free-for-all policies’ failure. Handing out welfare and other government subsidies to the poor sounds reasonable and humanitarian on paper. But when you get down to the brass tacks, somebody has to pay for it. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Immediately, the Mexicans that found themselves at odds with the migrant caravan suddenly aligned their ideologies with the Trump administration. Now they understood in the most visceral terms why the President was so adamant about border protection.
Ironically, it’s the Mexicans that discovered they need their own wall too.