The Hidden Hand Behind the Migrant ‘Caravan’
On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people at the forefront of the horde of Central American migrants that has been headed toward the United States for the past several weeks, stormed past Mexican riot police and rushed the U.S. border at the port of entry in San Ysidro, California. Many of them threw rocks at U.S. authorities and were repelled by rounds of tear gas shot by border agents.
The entity chiefly responsible for organizing and leading this horde of migrants - euphemistically dubbed a "caravan" by most media outlets - is Pueblo Sin Fronteras (PSF, "People Without Borders"), a Chicago-based non-profit organization founded in 2001 by Roberto Corona, a Mexican-born activist dedicated to promoting the rights of illegal aliens in the United States. Here is a look at the history and agendas of Pueblo Sin Fronteras.