Here’s What the Migrant Caravan Is. And Here’s What It Isn’t.

An attempt to separate fact from ridiculous fiction

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Actual migrants.
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Again, actual migrants.

They aren’t coming to take your jobs.

They aren’t coming to “take advantage of DACA.”

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Due to federal court orders, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.

They aren’t coming to vote in the election.

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Actual migrants. Not terrorists or gangsters.

They aren’t members of MS-13 on their way to take over whole American towns at gunpoint.

But when the reporter questioned Trump on whether he has proof that Middle Easterners are in the caravan right now, the president replied, “Well, they could very well be.”

When the reporter pressed on proof once again, Trump said, “There’s no proof of anything. There’s no proof of anything. But they could very well be.”

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Yes, more actual migrants.

Why do they come here?

“They just need to do it the right way.”

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Not pictured: law enforcement checking for non-existent voter fraud

Law enforcement officers are not at voting stations looking for criminals or people trying to vote illegally.

In Closing

It’s your right. Make it count.

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I write & edit the @whizzered subscription newsletter. Formerly: Policy advisor at Beto for America, senior writer at CNN.

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