MEXICO - World’s Deadliest Land Border

Arno Froese

The United States-Mexico border is the world’s deadliest land route for migrants, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says, with at least 686 deaths and disappearances recorded there last year.

“These alarming figures are a stark reminder of the need for decisive action by states,” said Michele Klein Solomon, the IOM’s regional director for Central and North America and the Caribbean.

Hundreds of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers have taken long and perilous paths through South and Central America and Mexico in hopes of reaching the US border to apply for protection.

Many are fleeing rampant gang violence, poverty, political persecution and other crises in their home countries.

But migrants and asylum seekers continue to head to the border despite the new programs due to safety concerns in the region and delays in asylum processing, and experts and human rights advocates have called on Washington to respect the right to seek asylum there., 12 September 2023

Arno's Commentary

Realizing this is a sensitive subject, we take pains to call attention to a totally different reason. What is little known or deliberately silenced is the fact that for the past 500 years, the Native American (Indian) population was decimated. The estimated number of Indians in 1491 stood at 145 million. By 1691, the same article states that “indigenous Americans had declined by 90-95%.” What is self-evident from the appearance of the southern immigrants (legal or illegal), is they are mostly not of Spanish descent but are descendants of indigenous Americans. In simplified words, a large number want to return to the homeland of their ancestors.

As Christians, we are always on the side of those persecuted, rejected, degraded, and especially different—the most tell-tale sign: the language.

What does the Bible say? “But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth” (Job 5:15-16). Instantly, we are reminded of our Lord Jesus, as prophesied in the Old Testament: “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not” (Isaiah 53:3).

Christian Today reports under the headline, “Hispanic Protestant Church Makeup in the US,” that among those in the first generation—meaning mostly born outside the USA—58% are becoming Christian. There is no way to accurately determine such figures, but when driving around anywhere in the US, one notices over and again signs reading “Iglesia Evangelica Cristiana” (Evangelical Christian Church).

Once again, we rejoice in how the Lord causes His Word to be continually fulfilled: “I will build my church.” He has done so, and will add to His Church until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in, which will climax in the Rapture.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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