Once Again, Migrant Caravan Heads to the United States Through Mexico
Once again, migrant caravans are en route to the United States from central America. More than one thousand people move north, dismissing international borders and putting the Trump administration to test.
According to Reuters, the migrants are economic in nature, rather than fleeing state violence, which should preclude them from refugee status.
More than 1,000 people, including families and women carrying babies, set off from Honduras toward the United States on Saturday, days after the United States urged Honduras’ president to halt mass migration.
Recent attempts at group crossings from Central America to the United States have tested U.S. President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” stance on illegal immigration, as people fleeing violence and poverty defy threats of deportation.
“I believe we’ll get to the United States. There’s no work in Honduras, and you live in fear that they’re going to kill you or your children,” said Fanny Barahona, 35, an unemployed teacher who walked with her nine-year-old son and carried a two-year-old daughter.
As of yet, the Department of Homeland security has not issued a statement on the matter.