Previously deported illegal aliens are joining the now 7,000-strong migrant caravan headed to the United States-Mexico border, to inundate and overwhelm the country’s asylum and immigration system.
A new report by the Washington Post reveals that the migrant caravan now includes illegal aliens who have already been deported from the U.S., but who are looking to illegally re-enter through the southern border with the caravan.
As noted by the Post, illegal aliens who have been deported multiple times are now a part of the caravan, including 29-year-old Imner Anthony Fuentes, who has been deported from the U.S. six times.
“That’s just how it is,” Fuentes told the Post. “They catch you, and you try to get back.”
Fuentes was most recently deported five months ago for the sixth time out of Birmingham, Alabama. Another previously deported illegal alien, 36-year-old Job Reyes, has joined the caravan.
“It’s time for me to go back to the United States. It’s a country where I can live my life, unlike Guatemala,” Reyes told the Post. Reyes was deported after over-staying his visa for 14 years.
“When I heard about the caravan, I knew it was my chance,” Reyes told the Post.
Another previously deported illegal alien, 32-year-old Juan Jimenez, told the Post he joined the caravan as well in an effort to go back to working in the country.