HUGE caravan of illegal aliens marching through Mexico toward US border (Part 1)

MARCH 31, 2018

An “army” of Central Americans, estimated to be at about 1,500 people, with 80 percent of them from Honduras, have started on a journey through Mexico towards the U.S. border, intending to request asylum when they arrive.

Univision reported Monday that the massive group of men, women and children making the 2,500 mile, month-long journey are mostly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. They started out on Sunday, March 25.

The migrants are marching under the motto, “We are all Americans by birth,” and claim they are fleeing their countries because of the “poverty and violence of organized crime.”

Although the invaders are marching through Mexico illegally, Mexican authorities are reportedly doing nothing to stop them, as they boldly go right through immigration checkpoints and military bases, and the local townspeople and churches are feeding them as they pass through each community. (See more photos, videos below.)

Trucks and buses sometimes give them transportation for several miles to the next town. When there is no transportation, they walk.

As of Friday, the group had made it to Santiago Niltepec, in Mexico’s southern Oaxaca state, but they are hoping to board a freight train that runs through Mexico to the U.S., riding atop the train cars, to speed up their journey.

The following video was reportedly taken the moment the caravan of migrants crossed into Mexico, marching straight through the immigration checkpoint with no one stopping them.

BuzzFeed News has a reporter, Adolfo Flores, who has embedded himself with the group of migrants, and is sending back photos reports of their journey on Twitter.

“The municipality we’re at now is offering buses to get us to the next town. It’s been happening at several stops, I imagine they’re more interested in getting people out of their public squares,” Flores wrote in one update.

An excerpt from the exclusive report by BuzzFeed News:

Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants.

Organizers like Rodrigo Abeja hope that the sheer size of the crowd will give immigration authorities and criminals pause before trying to stop them.

“If we all protect each other we’ll get through this together,” Abeja yelled through a loudspeaker on the morning they left Tapachula, on Mexico’s border with Guatemala, for the nearly monthlong trek.

When they get to the US, they hope American authorities will grant them asylum or, for some, be absent when they attempt to cross the border illegally. More likely is that it will set up an enormous challenge to the Trump administration’s immigration policies and its ability to deal with an organized group of migrants numbering in the hundreds.

The number of people who showed up to travel with the caravan caught organizers by surprise, and has overwhelmed the various towns they’ve stopped in to spend the night. Pueblos Sin Fronteras counted about 1,200 people on the first day.

About 80% of them are from Honduras. Many said they are fleeing poverty, but also political unrest and violence that followed the swearing in of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández after a highly contested election last year. The group often breaks into chants of “out with JOH.” They also chant “we aren’t immigrants, we’re international workers” and “the people united will never be defeated.”

The following video was reportedly taken when the people were lining up to start their journey on Sunday, March 25.

To be continued… this is a developing story. Below is a map of the area. Friday, March 30, the caravan of (reportedly) about 1,500 migrants were in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. Other unconfirmed reports are that the numbers are growing with each city they pass through.

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