MSNBC reporter in Mexico shoots down the media’s narrative, says the majority of the migrants in the caravan are men who are not seeking asylum pic.twitter.com/bsAwfxbXft
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 26, 2018
MSNBC correspondent Gadi Schwartz inadvertently destroyed the media narrative that the vast majority of caravan migrants are women and children.
The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra reports:
Schwartz appeared on MSNBC’s “Live with Velshi & Ruhle” where he reported that one migrant woman that he spoke to “admitted that she had not actually expected to cross and was really participating to protest; she also later stated that her intention was to go to the United States to work, rather than to apply for asylum,” NewsBusters reported.
“Some people look at these images and they listen to the president, who says, ‘It’s not women and children, it’s stone cold criminals,'” Ruhle said. “Give us the profile of who’s there mostly and what they’re looking for.”
“The truth is, the majority of the people that are in this caravan, especially outside — if we can make our way all the way over there, we’ll show you the majority of them are men,” Schwartz responded. “From what we’ve seen, the majority are actually men and some of these men have not articulated that need for asylum.”
Schwartz explained how most caravan members were unaware of the asylum process. Many believed they could approach border patrol, ask for a work permit, and receive permission to enter the United States.