Capturing the world’s attention, a group of migrants set out from Honduras earlier this month toward the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum. This week, the U.N. estimated about 7,200 people were part of the group marching north from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
They’ve made it to Southern Mexico where they crossed the Suchiate River that creates a border between Guatemala and its northern neighbor.
CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports from the Mexico-Guatemala border.
To discuss the situation in Central America and the immigration debate:
- Enrique Morones is founder and director of Border Angels.
- Daniela Carolina Velez is a DREAMer and current DACA recipient.
- Ira Mehlman is a media director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
- Sarah Pierce is a policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute.
They're so young. And yet they've seen so much.
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) October 25, 2018
US Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to sign orders to send at least 800 troops to the US-Mexico border as migrant caravans from Central America are moving toward the US territory (AP) pic.twitter.com/AxOLSmdcmx
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) October 25, 2018
Why are so many fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras? This explainer looks at the violence and rampant crime driving asylum seekers from Central America to the U.S. https://t.co/zyUz0TBmJo pic.twitter.com/Iam5RUN2qS
— CFR (@CFR_org) October 25, 2018