A Mexican minister claimed that the ‘mother of all caravans,’ with 20,000 migrants, is currently organizing for its trek to the United States. Trump is threatening Mexico that if they don’t stop the caravan, he will close the southern border.
A caravan from Honduras was given food, shelter, and 49 buses to take them to unsecured areas of the Texas border. The buses were supplied by private companies at the request of the Mexican government.
Hundreds of angry migrants hurled rocks at the Mexican border and argued with the guards for hours until they broke through the customs gate at the Guatemalan border town of Tecun while Mexican police used tear gas and rubber bullets against them.
Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) questioned why the caravan was deployed just before the midterm election, as deportation and separating children from parents who cross into the US illegally is a hot-button issue. Gaetz also suggested George Soros and NGOs funded the scheme.
‘The March of the Migrants’ includes more than 1300 Honduran men, women and children who have organized through social media to trek north to seek asylum in Mexico and the US. The media reports that lack of jobs, poverty and violence are motivating the migrants headed for the US border.