Mexico, Not Trump, Stopped Caravan of Immigrants Heading to the US


The caravan, which numbered more than 1,000 Hondurans, Salvadorans and Nicaraguans, began breaking up yesterday, after the activists organising it said it had abandoned its goal of reaching the USA border and would end its activities with a rally in Mexico City.

Organizer Irineo Mujica said the group plans to head to Puebla, about 200 miles north, where migrants will meet with volunteer lawyers from the USA who are expected to help them figure out whether they might qualify for asylum or other types of immigration relief in the United States. "They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people".

"I couldn't wait for them to kill me, " Colindres Ortega said.

O'Neil said Trump need only look back a few years for evidence of how U.S. -Mexico border security has improved. "Everybody said, "Oh, he was so tough" and I used the word rape", said Trump, who himself has been accused of sexual assault and harassment, on Thursday.

BuzzFeed News immigration reporter Adolfo Flores then tweeted, "I've been with the caravan for 12 days and haven't seen or heard of anyone being "raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before".

"And yes, it came out where this journey coming up - women are raped at levels that nobody's ever seen before", he continued.

While a handful of the migrants may attempt to cross into the US and some are planning to seek asylum, the yearly march is mostly held to raise awareness to the dangers of fleeing gang violence or political upheaval and corruption in Central American nations.

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Pena Nieto added, addressing Trump, "if your recent statements are derived from your frustration with (U.S.) domestic politics, with your laws or your congress, deal with them, not with us Mexicans".

John considered the metaphysical question taken up by the media deep thinkers this week in "Caravan?"

A Doctors Without Borders report past year found that 70% of those entering Mexico reported experiencing violence during their trek and that almost one-third of women said they were sexually abused.

In Mexico's more remote states, the federal government's go-to strategy has overlooked local criminal dynamics and how they relate to local actors like politicians and the Catholic Church, which may limit the effectiveness of the approach. More than 20 people were killed in post-election protests, and Honduras has always been a risky place for activists. They always like to say, 'Oh that's a conspiracy theory.' It's not a conspiracy theory. "Oh yes, oh yes, a lot of people die". The group includes women, children and men. Their town's been liberated.

Trump referred to those comments on Thursday during a televised discussion on taxes that veered into immigration.

After speaking for nineteen and a half minutes, Trump said, "This was going to be my remarks - two minutes, right?"