San Diego— Almost a year has passed since the two migrant caravans traveled to the United States Southern border and became a huge concern leading up to the midterm elections.
Caravans have changed from what they originally set out to do. They started as a way to elucidate the struggles of migrants and a safer form of travel to the southern border. But now, migrants are separating into a number of groups, instead of journeying north in one large caravan.
This can be harder to deal with, so the Trump administration has made it clear that they want migrants to arrive through legal ports of entry. The splintering of large caravans into smaller, more spread out groups can make containing legal immigration more difficult, posing risks to border security and American citizens.
A Department of Homeland Security official told news sources that there are currently more than 10,000 undocumented migrants making their way to the US-Mexico border, but they do not appear to be traveling in caravans.
Photo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection