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The Caravan Is a Challenge to the Integrity of U.S. Borders

If Trump’s opponents stand opposed to policing America’s boundaries, they will not help immigrants—they will only lose votes.
Source: Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

Short of an election-eve exoneration by Robert Mueller, it would be hard to imagine a nicer October surprise for Donald Trump than an attempt by thousands of unauthorized immigrants to force the borders of the United States. It dramatizes every one of his themes, but none more spectacularly than this: his claim that his opponents will not defend the borders of the United States.

On Sunday, some thousands of people rafted across the Suchiate River, which separates Guatemala from Mexico.

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