Another caravan of 15,000 will leave Honduras next month.
- The group prepares to leave Honduras on January 15 and reach the north
- US and find work in Mexico instead
- Meanwhile, migrants who arrived in October with the last major caravan wait were still seeking asylum in overcrowded accommodation in Tijuana
Megan moves for Dailymail.com
According to new reports, another caravan with about 15,000 inhabitants will soon leave Honduras to the north.
With the thousands of migrants who had fled the Central American country in October stranded at the Mexican border and waiting to enter the US, the larger group is preparing to leave for the North on 15 January in front.
"They say they are even bigger and stronger than the last caravan," said Irma Garrido, a member of the migrant advocacy group Reactiva Tijuana Foundation, told The Los Angeles Times.
Garrido said the latest caravan will probably pick up more people from El Salvador and Guatemala if they head for Mexico.
Like the last caravan, the group plans to report their progress, including the routes they will take on social media, the Mexican newspaper El Diario de Chiapas reported.
Unlike earlier groups, however, Garrido said that the members of this caravan will stop in front of the US and seek work in Mexico, as the accommodations in Tijuana are already crowded with migrants seeking asylum in San Diego.
Another caravan is expected to leave Honduras heading north on January 15. according to immigrants and Central American media. With an estimated 15,000 inhabitants, the new caravan will be much larger than the one that arrived at the US-Mexico border in October (picture)
. The migrant with the largest caravan of this autumn has remained insecure while waiting for protracted asylum application process.
In October, the caravan was faced with a choice: drive to the southern border of the US or arrest in Mexico, where the government offers them a stay.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group of 40 Mexicans and US activists escorting the caravan, warned the migrants that the offer might be too good to be true and called for a vote on whether to proceed.
"Let's move on!" The crowd screamed with applause.
Now thousands are stuck in the border town of Tijuana, where they are likely to spend months or more in tent without getting an easy way to the United States, leading to a rapid humanitarian crisis in this overcrowded city plagued by protests has been.
Migrants who arrived by caravan in October are waiting for the lengthy asylum search process in crowded tent cities in Tijuana, Mexico, as seen on Christmas Day
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (left) vowed in his opening speech earlier this month, visas and work for migrants. His message was in sharp contrast to that of President Donald Trump (right), who throughout his presidency has made it clear that he does not want to provide extra help to migrants fleeing violence and poverty
Mexican Presidents Andrés Manuel López Obrador have committed to grant work visas to migrants who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and have come to the North to seek a better life.
In his opening speech earlier this month, López Obrador promised to carry out public construction projects, including the planting of 2 million trees and the construction of his $ 8 billion Mayan train.
The move to be linked Cities in the three states of the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as in Tabasco and Chiapas, are expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the southern states of Mexico.
Mexico and the US agreed last week to develop a plan to halt migration in Central America, which will involve a $ 25 billion investment from Mexico to the southern states over the next five years.
Under this plan, the US will contribute $ 4.8 billion to Mexico and $ 5.8 billion to the northern triangle of Central America, which consists of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.