Thousands of migrants are making a treacherous journey through Mexico on foot in hopes of entering the United States. There are around 7,000 people in the caravan which originated in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula, which is near the Guatemalan border. The migrants hail from all over the world, although most are from Central and South America. There are several reasons why those within the caravan are making the trek north. Some of which include high levels of poverty and crime, along with political instability. The march represents one of the largest migrant caravans headed for the U.S. since the summer of 2022.
What is happening in Mexico?
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Writing: What is the significance of the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. – Mexico border?
Debate: What is the best way to address migrants who want to come to the U.S.?
Poll: Who has the better approach to deal with migrants, Biden, or Trump?
Short Answer: What are the ramifications if the U.S. continues to experience many migrants coming to its southern border?
There are around 7,000 people in the migrant caravan that originated in Mexico. (T/F)
President Biden wants to “end birthright citizenship”. (T/F)
Migrant caravans headed to the U.S. – Mexico border have become the norm over the last few years. (T/F)
The migrants hail mainly from which part of the world?
- Latin America.
The number of migrants caught trying to cross illegally into the U.S. from its southern border with Mexico has surpassed how many people in each of the last two fiscal years?
- 1 million.
- 1.5 million.
- 2 million.
All the following are reasons why migrants are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. EXCEPT.
- Environmental sustainability.
- Economic opportunities.