BuzzFeed is reporting that 1,500 Central American migrants are headed for the US border in a bid to overwhelm border patrol agents and force the United States to let them in. The problem is the story, which has gone viral on social media, appears to be fake news.
BuzzFeed included photos of the alleged migrant caravan heading north toward the US border, causing a media frenzy of virtue-signaling for the 1,500 would-be illegal aliens. Conservatives, concerned America is about to be invaded by violent MS-13 gang members and drug traffickers, took to Twitter calling for Patriots along the border to arm themselves and protect American sovereignty. 8chan users collected the personal information of the group responsible for organizing the caravan and promptly doxxed them on the site.
However, one discerning user on Gab pointed out something interesting: the migrants are holding palm tree leaves.
Why is that so important, you ask? Well, this weekend just happens to be Palm Sunday, a religious holiday observed by the vast majority of Central Americans. The day is celebrated with parades, reenactments of the crucifixion, and by, you guessed it, Mexicans walking the streets carrying palm tree leaves.
Based on this coincidence, it is quite possible that BuzzFeed and “People Without Borders,” the group who claimed to be assisting the non-existent migrant caravan, took photos of Palm Sunday celebrations and passed them off as being a caravan of migrants.
The Gab user (sediment), also claims to have reported the story to ICE officials, who allegedly replied that the BuzzFeed article is false.
The supposed Easter invaders are seen riding on trains, then school buses, then they’re walking on foot like a scene out of “The Bridge Over the River Kwai.” 1000, 1500, 5000, the numbers vary, depending on the source. There are no videos. Only photos that could have been taken anywhere. Sure, there’s a Facebook group, but that could be hoaxed very easily.