Up to 15,000 transients — large numbers of them from Central America, Venezuela and Cuba — may before long join a huge troop that set off from southern Mexico toward the US line Monday, with its individuals approaching President Biden to nullify the Title 42 wellbeing strategy when they arrive at the outskirts.
“[Biden] guaranteed the Haitian people group he will help them,”
one traveler from the Caribbean country told Fox News.
“He will review Title 42. He will assist us with having genuine refuge.”
The train started its excursion from Tapachula, under 10 miles from Mexico’s boundary with Guatemala, a takeoff planned to harmonize with the beginning of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.
Reuters, refering to witnesses, revealed that somewhere around 6,000 individuals had set off from Tapachula. Coordinator Luis Villigran told Fox News that the parade extended in excess of 32 miles and assessed that 9,500 individuals were partaking.
“People keep joining,”
The Guardian reported last week that about 11,000 people were part of the caravan and suggested their number could swell as high as 15,000. The Mexican government has neither provided an official estimate of the caravan’s size or made any public comment about it.
Pictures show hundreds of migrants carrying backpacks, children, umbrellas, and various flags, as well as pushing strollers and wheelchairs. Some were also spotted carrying large signs and food and water.
“[We have] been waiting for two months for the visa and still nothing, so better to start walking in this march,”
Ruben Medina, a Venezuelan traveling with 12 of his family members, told the Associated Press.
“They have us an appointment for August 10 in [the asylum commission], and we don’t have the money to wait. We had to walk around hiding from immigration, there were raids, because if they catch us, they will lock us up,”
Joselyn Ponce of Nicaragua said.
Villagran told the AP the people traveling want to send a message that
“the migrant women and children, the migrant families are not bargaining chips for ideological and political interests.”
The new caravan comes as the US has seen a massive influx in attempted border crossings in Southern California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
In April alone, border officials reported a new high of 234,088 encounters, with just under 97,000 people summarily expelled under Title 42 and more than 110,000 released into the US.