Hundreds of migrants in Honduras have reportedly gathered at a San Pedro Sula bus station and are preparing to head toward the United States, claiming they are making the trek to seek job opportunities. The caravan includes several children.
Guatemalan immigration authorities said that their Honduran counterparts informed them that about 1,100 migrants were headed for their common border, mostly aboard buses to two crossing points, the Associated Press reports.
The initial caravan from Central America created a mass influx at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 103,000 migrants, some of whom claimed they were fleeing violence or poverty, were apprehended or turned away in March alone. Yet, some migrants have been discovered as violent MS-13 members or other known criminals. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we've reached a "breaking point" and an "unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis."
President Trump has warned Mexico to start taking action, or he'll be forced to take drastic measures.
....Mexico must apprehend all illegals and not let them make the long march up to the United States, or we will have no other choice than to Close the Border and/or institute Tariffs. Our Country is FULL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2019
The caravan has also highlighted a controversial policy of separating families at the border during processing. Trump stopped the practice after the furor, but added that it was his predecessor who started the policy. He charged that President Obama was the one who "built" the cages at the immigration detention centers.
"President Obama had child separation…I'm the one that stopped it," Trump said.