Migrants Learn Lesson The Hard Way
As the stream of migrants continues to pour through central America, they seem to be becoming aware of a painful truth.
That truth is that the goodwill so many have relied on as they seek to illegally enter another country, is drying up.
These people abandoned their homes in the hope so that someone else would care for their needs. But the tens of thousands of migrants that have come before have already exhausted what charity could be afforded them.
“What causes me pain is that the baby asks me for food and there are days when I can’t provide it,” said 22-year-old Madison Mendoza, who fled Honduras with her 2-year-old son. “I thought that with the baby, people would help me on road.”
Mendoza is just one mother and child pair among 5,000 to 8,000 migrants that have taken refuge in the southern state of Chiapas.
Truckers are told they will be fined if they are caught transporting illegal migrants. Churches, town governments and charitable locals have already given all they could to those that came before.
These caravans set out with nothing and expect everything to be provided for them. Now they’re distressed that the there is nothing left for them to take. Undoubtedly a hard lesson to learn but one that should also be observed by the United States.