The leading migrant caravan trying to reach the US border admits defeat after asking the Mexican government to provide dozens…
The leading migrant caravan trying to reach the US border admits defeat after asking the Mexican government to provide dozens of buses to speed up the group’s trip north.
The backlog comes days after caretaker leaders asked for “Safe and Valuable” transportation to Mexico City, a checkpoint along the way of a group that has diminished in size, as members either apply for a protected status in Mexico or release fatigue that exacerbates of the tough weather conditions they have faced.  “The attempt to travel by bus failed”, said Caravan Co-ordinator Walter Cuello to the Associated Press Wednesday night.
It has been a tumultuous journey so far for the leading caravan, now estimated to contain about 4000 people ̵
1; down from a peak of more than 7,000.
The carriage crossed Mexico from Guatemala around October 19th and seemed to push north faster at the start of the week using free tours offered to them in lorries and other vehicles.
However, the difficult nature of the treasures – from day to day to new cities and sleeping in the streets – has already been devoted to the morals of migrants. The demand for bus travel for all also indicates an increased sense of urgency amongst caravan members to make it the border with the United States – despite the thousands of American troops waiting for them there and a still drum of warnings by President Trump and US officials to turn around.
“Of the friends I’ve been with, everyone wants to go back,” Hasiel Isamar Hernandez, a 28-year-old mother from three from Honduras, told the Associated Press a few days ago. The wagon originates in the country many try to escape from its pervasive poverty and violence.
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Not all immigrants who have abandoned the trip but return to Honduras. Mexico’s internal secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida said that approximately 2300 of them have so far applied to stay in Mexico under a government plan, and hundreds have accepted assisted repatriation.
Those who were still with the leading caravan seemed to be confused on Thursday where it was on their way next. It started primarily from Juchitan in southern Mexico before the sunrise and hopes to cover the ground before the temperature in the area, where it is estimated to be approximately 90 degrees later this afternoon.
A Fox News crew who travels with the caravan reports that it originally planned to go to Santa Maria Jalapa del Marques, a city about 35 miles west of Juchitan. But soon after departure, the caravan leaders changed their way to the north to the city of Matias Romero, in the direction of the seaside town of Veracruz, located at the Gulf of Mexico.
The switch suggests that when the caravan arrives at Veracruz, it can split up in half, with some of the caravan likely going to a border crossing about 600 miles away in McAllen, Texas. The other half can travel more than twice to Tijuana, just across the border from San Diego.
“What’s happening right now? We’ll go so – that’s a wrong way,” Juan Jarquin, one of the migrants, told Fox News “William La Jeunesse.” “I can not understand who drives the show.”
Another migrant said he was “unsure” if the trolley was going to Tijuana or McAllen.
Three more caravans stand behind them.
A Secondly, a smaller group of 1000 or so migrants is more than 200 miles back. A third band of about 500 from El Salvador has made it to Guatemala and a fourth group of about 700 from the Salvadoran capital Wednesday.
The Mexican government so far has flipfloped on how they plan to handle the caravans.
The first two carriages were confronted by the Mexican federal police at a pier across the border to Guatemala. The officers prevented them from crossing the bridge – but did not prevent them from entering their country completely. The migrants just swam across the Suchiate River to get over the police, sometimes in their field of view.
Amazing pictures have appeared in the week and capture the other caravan over the river.
During the first week after the main caravan arrived in Mexico, federal police sometimes applied dunky security rules and forced them from paid minibuses, referring to insurance rules, added the Associated Press. They also stopped some overloaded pickups that transported migrants and forced them to leave.
But in recent days, Mexican immigration agencies have organized rides for trafficking women and children as a humanitarian response. And the police have routinely stood as immigrants piled on trucks.
Even Wednesday, a Guatemalan woman born the first famous caravan child in a hospital in Juchitan. The Mexican government commission for national human rights said it had arranged medical care for the woman.
Associated Press contributed to this report.