Caravan Migrants Were Lied To [PHIL-OSOPHY]
Giving up and going home.
More than a thousand Central American migrants are doing just that; some reportedly signed up to leave earlier this month, while some have decided to leave following Sunday's border clash.
Frustrated and saying there is no chance of a better life in the United States, they boarded vans that will take them back where they came from.
News is that Mexican federal police will be flying about 100 migrants out of Tijuana to their home countries in Central America. Vans are being filled, as you read this, with people who were lied to by exploiting reprobates.
There seems to be a feeling of desperation and even hopelessness in Tijuana among many who made the long journey from Central America to seek asylum in the U.S. But as the president has repeatedly said, they have to do it the legal way.
That is proving to be harder than many migrants originally thought. Vans were seen leaving from Tijuana to El Salvador yesterday. CBS News reports that over the past month, nearly 2,000 migrants have voluntarily signed up to be taken home.
Currently, a sports facility in Tijuana that can house 3,500 is overrun by as many as 5,800 migrants, according to some reports, which is expected to be home for them for a while.
I believe the whole narrative is changing. The people, looking to improve their lives, were misled, big time, about how easy it would be to enter the United States to start a new life. They were deceived by corrupt caravan organizers who sold them a bad bill of goods.
The U.S. Border Patrol says about 6,000 migrants staying in stinking, unsanitary shelters in Tijuana have decided to head back to Central America, including those 1,000 who attempted to invade the border near the San Ysidro port of entry last Sunday.
Their decision to return to their homeland is in their best interest. What wasn’t in their best interest was being lied to by villainous dogs.
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.