In 1973, French author Jean Raspail wrote Camp of the Saints, dystopian novel where huge waves of Third World immigrants set sail from their various shit hole countries in a flotilla of rusting, barely-running cargo ships and land in mass on French soil. By sheer numbers, the overwhelm the meager forces sent to prevent them entrance, flood through France and bring civilization to its knees. Far fetched? Consider this:
Thousands of migrants, mostly from Honduras, are crossing Mexico and headed toward the US border.
It is an organized attack on the American border by open borders activists, aided and abetted by Mexican authorities. Men, women, and children are all hoping that, when they arrive at the US border, that authorities will be forced to take them in and offer them asylum.
For five days now hundreds of Central Americans — children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras — have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States. Despite their being in Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them.
Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants.
Organizers like Rodrigo Abeja hope that the sheer size of the crowd will give immigration authorities and criminals pause before trying to stop them.
When they get to the US, they hope American authorities will grant them asylum or, for some, be absent when they attempt to cross the border illegally. More likely is that it will set up an enormous challenge to the Trump administration's immigration policies and its ability to deal with an organized group of migrants numbering in the hundreds.
About 80% of them are from Honduras. Many said they are fleeing poverty, but also political unrest and violence that followed the swearing in of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández after a highly contested election last year. The group often breaks into chants of “out with JOH.” They also chant “we aren't immigrants, we're international workers” and “the people united will never be defeated.”With detention centers on the border already full to bursting, what are we supposed to do with this wave of humanity? No doubt the activists' plan is to overwhelm the system so that immigration enforcement officials simply release them into the general population.This is not only a direct challenge to US sovereignty, it could be considered an act of war. These illiterate, uneducated "international workers" are simply pawns being used by the Mexican government and international migrant activists. They don't like the new US immigration policies and are trying to change them.