Migrant Caravan Has No Plans Of Stopping In America
Tijuana – The migrant caravan of refugees is quickly approaching the U.S.- Mexico border, but according to sources, this group of wayward wanderers has no plans of stopping in America.
Given the current political climate in the United States, the refugees have decided to continue their journey by walking through America on their way to the Canadian border.
“Why would we go to America?” asked Jose, a 28-year old refugee who’s been walking for months. “We are seeking a better life, not a life spent in a place with an abhorrent view of immigrants.”
Mimi, a 54-year old refugee agrees. “We feel that Canada affords us the best opportunity for a brighter future and walking an extra 2,500 miles is probably going to be worth it. Besides, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to be a pretty welcoming dude.”
During the recent U.S. elections, the migrant caravan was a frequent topic at President Donald Trump’s rallies. Stoking fear of a hostile takeover by a beleaguered people simply seeking a better life did not produce the desired results, as the inevitable blue wave crashed upon American shores anyway.
Still, the refugees don’t see anything in America changing anytime soon.
“We are simply asking for safe passage through the United States and that you bear with us as we make our way North,” pleaded Jose. “We will do our best to proceed quickly and are excited for a better opportunity up there.”
The White House has yet to offer an official comment on this surprising turn of events, but a source inside the White House said the President was rather annoyed at this sudden turn of events. “The President expects to be able to treat refugees as second class citizens but he also expects those second class citizens to revere him and the United States,” said the source.
The northward migration of the caravan presents a logistical challenge for states impacted by the influx of northward walkers.
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), a 2,653-mile footpath extending from just south of Campo California near the Mexican Border, to its northern terminus in British Columbia, is being considered a viable option for the safe passage of refugees.
The PCT Association released a statement last week that read, “Our hiking trail is all inclusive. It is our hope that a walk over our scenic trail will allow these beleaguered individuals an opportunity to see the beautiful side of America, the side that doesn’t involve people. All they will see are trees, and everyone loves trees.”
This sudden change in plans does throw into question the necessity of President Trumps long sought-after border wall. A campaign promise and a constant twitter topic, President Trump has threatened to halt federal funding until his monolithic wall is constructed.
Jose said, “At some point, people will realize that fear mongering is not a successful form of governing. The great irony being that a nation founded on immigrants now suddenly doesn’t welcome them.”
“Walking is the easy part,” said Mimi. “Changing hearts and minds is the real challenge.”
Photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America | CC-BY-SA-2.0