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Mexico starts giving caravan migrants transit visas

Mexico starts giving caravan migrants transit visas”

Many of the Honduran and Salvadorian migrants were attempting to visit embassies and consulates in Mexico, hoping to be recognized as asylum seekers, organizers said. If she had known it would go only halfway across Mexico, she said, she would have tried to work in Tapachula and save money for the journey.

Abeja said the group contained more people from Honduras - where violent protests following a contested election were shut down by military forces - than in previous years.

"Honestly, I want to be Mexican", Zepeda said.

Late Tuesday, the first migrants began receiving documents from Mexican immigration authorities.

Organizers say that migrants can now take buses on their own to Puebla, a city south of the capital, where a workshop on immigration law is planned for Friday.

"I see it as something really sad, because I don't understand how a child this age can make things hard for him", said Hernandez, a 27-year-old who is two months pregnant.

Elmer Zelaya Gomez, 38, from eastern El Salvador, has been sleeping with his wife and three children aged 7, 13 and 14 on the soccer field under blankets as they wait for temporary transit visas from Mexico to continue to the U.S. border. Crime in Honduras was so bad that she chose to embark on the hard a journey across several global borders with two young asthmatic sons, the younger of whom is now sick and on antibiotics. That's also when contenders for the July 1 presidential election chimed in, inserting Trump into an election that has largely been about local issues.

Trump appeared to be saying that the caravan was somehow responsible for the rape of women. Mujica said that "a minimum of 80 percent" of the migrants in the group come from Honduras. More than 20 people were killed in post-election protests, and Honduras has always been a risky place for activists.

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"I couldn't wait for them to kill me, " Colindres Ortega said.

The hundreds of people gathered here still face daunting prospects.

He then ran off to avoid being spotted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Last week, the president announced that National Guard soldiers would be deployed to the U.S. -Mexico border.

"If you have a baby on our land, congratulations, that baby is a United States citizen", Trump lamented.

The woman and the boy were broken-hearted, separated from their families, he said. They're not sending you. "We will act only in the best interest of Mexican".

Latin America Working Group's senior associate, Daniella Burgi-Palomino criticized Trump is "just looking for more excuses to demonize migrants from Latin America, migrants who are now on the caravan". He has warned that Mexico must stop the group or risk being penalized in the negotiations over revising the North American Free Trade Agreement.



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