A new caravan is forming in El Salvador and the ‘poor’ migrants are using smartphones to organize on social media.
The Salvadoran migrants are using Facebook and Whatsapp to communicate with each other to quickly spread tips and tricks on how to safely reach the US border and how to get across.
“I found out about the caravan on Facebook. Someone posted a link in a WhatsApp chat,” a 38-year-old widow with children aged 11 and 13, told AFP.
Migrants from El Salvador have to pass through Guatemala and Mexico to reach the US border. They are passing through two countries which could offer them a safe haven if they were truly fleeing violence.
The migrants however, refuse asylum in Mexico because they want free medical care, housing and food stamps that the US government will provide them thanks to the Democrats.
As a group of migrants prepare to form a new caravan to set out from El Salvador for the promised land of the United States, eager participants exchange messages over social media.
How will they cross the border? What should they bring? Mothers and their children, youngsters fleeing violent gangs, men hoping to find a way to feed their families: the caravan attracts all sorts.
As soon as one caravan leaves, plans for the next one swamp social media. Hundreds of interested parties fire off questions, engage in discussions or share their hopes and fears.
“My aim is to reach the United States. In the caravan, no one will be able to touch me,” said one rasping voice in an audio post on a chat for the last caravan to leave El Salvador.
Video via AFP:
VIDEO: As a group of migrants prepare to form a new caravan to set out from El Salvador in the hope of reaching the United States, eager participants exchange messages over social media pic.twitter.com/JDS7L1TmvY
— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 27, 2018
Thousands of Honduran migrants are currently camped out in Tijuana, Mexico, a city that borders San Diego, California.
On Sunday hundreds of migrants stormed the border at the San Ysidro port of entry and the US responded with tear gas and pepper balls.
According to a report by the Epoch Times, the migrants are planning to wait until they have 20,000 migrants arrive to Tijuana to storm the San Ysidro vehicle lanes.
While social media companies are busy silencing, shadowbanning, suspending and totally barring patriotic US citizens for supporting President Trump, they happily allow Central Americans to plan their invasion of the US on their platforms.
Michelle Malkin slammed the new caravan of smartphone-clad Salvadorans headed to the United States.
The most social media-connected, poverty-stricken migrants ever! https://t.co/qWD0Nhv0R6
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 27, 2018