Not even kidding. The Mexico-Guatemala border was breached by more than 1,000 Central American migrants after the gates were left wide open Friday. In other words, they got in with no registration and are now marching northward to the U.S.-Mexico border after overwhelmed Mexican authorities stood down. Reports have not yet revealed whether the border was left open intentionally by Mexican authorities or if migrants in the caravan broke the locks themselves before swarming past security. President Trump noted the incident on his Twitter account, saying, “Another big Caravan heading our way. Very hard to stop without a Wall!”
Here’s more from Fox News…
The border gates were open only temporarily, but migrants – who crossed the bridge from Tecun-Uman to Ciudad Hidalgo – were surprised to find no locks on the gates, effectively giving them a free pass to enter the country without being stuck at the border or registering with immigration officials and now begin the trek to the U.S. border, which can range from between 1,000 to 2,500 miles depending on the point of entry.
There was little presence of police or border security officials. A Mexican official told Fox News that they “did not want to confront” the migrant caravan, fearing the repetition of last year’s incident where violent clashes between police and the migrants broke out.
It remains unclear if the border gates were left open intentionally by the authorities or if migrants broke the locks.
President Trump, who is embroiled in a bitter standoff with Congressional Democrats over funding for the border wall, jumped on reports of migrants entering Mexico and warned that the caravan is coming towards the U.S.