A caravan of thousands of Central American migrants aiming to reach the U.S. arrived in a southern Mexico town as President Trump publicly condemned their governments and criticized his political rivals, according to The Associated Press.
“Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws,” Trump tweeted
. The president also suggested that “Middle Easterners are mixed in,” although AP journalists traveling with the caravan say they haven’t met any migrants who fit this description. The caravan, which started a week ago with less than 200 people, now has about 5,000 participants and is still continuing to grow. Ana Luisa España, a clothes washer from Guatemala traveling with the caravan, told the AP, “The goal is to reach the (U.S.) border. We only want to work and if a job turns up in Mexico, I would do it. We would do anything, except bad things.” PRRI data
shows that majorities of Republicans (54 percent), independents (75 percent), and