The migrant caravan is like something out of a future, apocalyptic dystopia—or to go back in time, perhaps an image from Exodus—where thousands of men, women, and children trudge a thousand miles under the hot tropical sun across hot tarmac and dirt roads, hoping to just fall down on America’s doorstep, looking for opportunities not to be found in the failed, crumpled, venal, socialist states from which they hail.
What is President Trump to do? Welcome them all in, as one interpretation of Pope Francis’s recent exhortations seem to imply? Turn them back? How? Persuasion? Water cannons? Trump has already sent thousands of soldiers, fully armed; the report yesterday said 15,000 so the would-be immigrants face a fully-armed human wall. Are any to be let in? Should agents sift through every one of the migrants, to determine the worthy from the not, the wheat from the chaff, and by what criteria? And where to house the thousands for the months this would take?…Read entire article here….crisismagazine.com/2018/how-many-migrants-can-a-nation-absorb