Sunday, March 31, 2024

New 2,000-strong migrant caravan heading for US


Church-run border shelters are preparing for the arrival of additional large groups of migrants from southern Mexico.

Several hundred foreign nationals have already set up camp behind a convenience store in Chihuahua City some 230 miles south of El Paso, Texas. And church leaders are expecting at least some of the 2,000 migrants who set off from Chiapas, Mexico, earlier this week to arrive in the El Paso-Juarez area in the coming days.

The so-called Way of the Cross caravan is being organized by Mexican activists in Chiapas to ensure the safety of vulnerable people traversing a country where they are often taken advantage of by criminals and authorities. The migrants left the city of Tapachula on Monday. Organizers told Mexican media they’re going to Mexico City, but leaders can be heard on videos posted on social media yelling through a bullhorn, “A la frontera!” (To the border!).

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