Migrants hit the road again in southern Mexico

Hugh Fox
October 23, 2018

On Sunday the caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants crowded into the Mexican border city of Tapachula, setting up impromptu camps in public spaces under a heavy rain.

His party, the Republican Party is facing elections on 6 November and, for many Americans, immigration is a really important issue.

The migrant caravan may soon experience challenges far beyond what President Donald Trump may do should they cross the border illegally.

The President, in his tweets, also made several questionable claims concerning immigration and the caravan.

Caravan leaders have not defined the precise route or decided where on the US border they want to arrive, but in recent years most Central American migrants travelling on their own have opted for the most direct route, which takes them to Reynosa, across from McAllen.

The president, who last week said he would send active-duty American military troops to secure the U.S. -Mexico border, added he has "alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy [sic]".

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Concepcion Bautista from Guatemala cradles her newborn son in the same migrant shelter.

The caravan of migrants now traveling through Mexico on its way to the United States is a job for the United Nations, says the spokesman for a pro-border enforcement organization.

Most said they felt safer advancing in a large group. The US government's own foreign assistance website makes clear that the pledged aid, particularly to Honduras, is created to help combat "alarming levels of crime and violence", and treat "high levels of poverty and food insecurity and ineffective governance and corruption".

"At least four journalists travelling with the caravan have said they've seen nobody from the Middle East or heard of anybody from the Middle East", wrote Dale.

Ana Luisa Espana, a clothes washer and ironer from Chiquimula, Guatemala, joined the caravan as she saw it pass through Guatemala.

"We are not criminals, we are workers!"

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The caravan of people are travelling through Central America and come from different countries such as Honduras and Guatemala.

"There isn't a single terrorist here", Contreras said. He also blamed Democrats for the current immigration laws, though Republicans now control both chambers of Congress and the White House.

Police in riot gear shadowed the caravan's arrival along a southern highway but did not impede the migrants' journey. Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America en route to the United States, rest along the sidewalks of Tapachula city center, Mexico October 21, 2018.

They've been keeping together for strength and safety in numbers.

Others lay exhausted in the open air, with only thin sheets of plastic to protect them from ground soggy from an intense evening shower, while some had no plastic at all.

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