“The goal is clear: to discourage migrants from coming to the United States. Former President Barack Obama also tried to stem the flow of migrants journeying to the U.S.-Mexico border with threats of detention. He, too, discovered that deterrence policies usually fail in the face of economic distress and violence.” The Atlantic: There Is No Easy Way for Trump to Stop the Latest Caravan. (This is why more foreign aid is probably a better strategy than less foreign aid. The migration story isn’t primarily about what people are running towards, it’s about what they’re running from.)

+ “President Trump on migrant caravan: ‘You’re going to find MS-13, you’re going to find Middle Easterners, you’re going to find everything.’ I found kids on a swing set tonight.” Vice: They See Us As Animals.

+ InFocus: Photos of the Central American Immigrant Caravan. (I can’t tell if the boy in photo 13 is a gang member or a Middle Eastern terrorist…)

+ “The caravan has marked another chapter in Mexico’s complicated effort to balance threats from the United States with the country’s own domestic politics. Detaining or deporting the caravan’s members would certainly please Trump, but it would flout Mexican immigration laws and further the impression that the government is taking orders from a hostile White House.” WaPo: Why Mexico isn’t stopping the migrant caravan.

+ “Even those news organizations and journalists who brought factuality and skepticism to their coverage were inadvertently playing into Trump’s hands, merely by giving it such large doses of attention.” Margaret Sullivan: The caravan is coming! And it’s high time to calm the rising media frenzy.