Migrant Caravan Arrives At US Border Coming From Southern Mexico

Agencies (Qasioun) – A Caravan carrying migrants began to arrive on the northern border of Mexico on Tuesday.


The caravan arrived after one month of starting its journey from Mexico's southern border with Guatemala.


Previously, The U.S. President Donald Trump has called the migrants a threat to the sovereignty and security of the United States


Two buses carrying about 130 migrants, most of them women and children, arrived at a migrant shelter in Mexicali, a border city, and were welcomed by volunteers and government officials who provided them with sandwiches, water, medical care and worn mattresses to rest on.


After an hour-and-a-half stop, the participants, nearly all from Central America and fleeing poverty and violence in their homeland, pushed on toward Tijuana, the group’s final destination in Mexico, where many intended to apply for asylum in the United States.


Another several hundred caravan members were expected to follow later in the day in a separate convoy of buses, and a third contingent, traveling atop freight trains, later this week.


The president posted a series of messages on Twitter that warned of dangers from the group. Mr. Trump used the caravan as a cudgel against the Mexican government, accusing it of doing little to curb illegal northward migration, and as grounds to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border of the United States.


Source: New York Times