The latest migrant caravan from Central America is en route to the U.S. and already crossed the borders of two countries in the hopes of making it to the third and final border near San Diego.
NBC 7’s Rigo Villalobos is traveling alongside the new caravan, providing updates along the way.
On Monday, the caravan had entered into Mexico from Guatemala. The group then rested in a park in Tapachula, Mexico, still roughly 2,500 miles from the San Diego-Tijuana border.[[505336882,C]]
Several Mexican citizens spoke with NBC 7 about the new caravan, some of whom aren’t happy with their arrival.
They said the migrant group leaves behind trash, while a member of the caravan said she always cleans up after herself and her family.
Others in the caravan said they don’t want any trouble and that they feel embarrassed when some aren’t clean because they said it makes them all look bad.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said a Canadian woman visiting the area. “We cannot feed everybody, but I am definitely going to the market to buy them some food because I am sure they do not have any money either.”[[505305382,C]]
One father in the caravan said his family is fleeing Honduras because he said his daughter witnessed a crime and was threatened by people he believes are gang members.
Reaching the U.S. border will be a big challenge ahead, but the migrants said it was worth a try.
Some residents in Tapachula said they wish the migrant group the best but hope they are the last caravan to spend the night in their town.[[505372722,C]]
This new caravan is much smaller than the group that traveled to Tijuana in 2018. To learn more about the timeline of that migrant caravan, click here.
Source: NBC San Diego