Journey’s End

Fifty Members of Migrant Caravan Reach the U.S. Border

A group of around 50 Central American migrants have reached the Mexican/U.S. border after a monthlong journey that saw President Trump use them as a case study for strengthening border laws. The “caravan” numbered around 1,500 people at one point, but it dwindled under pressure from Trump and Mexican migration authorities. The group at the border has now begun process of requesting asylum in the States. “Since yesterday, some began to cross into the United States to turn themselves in from Tijuana and request asylum. We understand more of [the migrants] will do the same,” said Jose Maria Garcia, director of Juventud 2000, an organization dedicated to assisting migrants. Trump tweeted at the start of the month: “The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our ‘Weak Laws’ Border, had better be stopped before it gets there. Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!”