About 5,000 caravan migrants return to the United States


About 5,000 "caravan" migrants left Mexico on Saturday morning to resume their journey to the United States, despite fatigue and disease.

Five oars, made available in particular, each carried a thousand migrants, controlled by a thousand policemen, according to the subway direction of the Mexican capital.

The migrants were transported to the border with the State of Mexico, from where they continue to Queretaro, in the center of the country.

The day before, a group of about 1,300 migrants had already left the capital.

On Thursday evening, after having unsuccessfully asked for 150 buses to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office, migrants decided to resume their progress at a meeting in which the divisions had appeared on the scene. strategy to follow.

The caravan left on 13 October from the city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras, fleeing poverty and violence, and traveled more than 1,500 km. Since then at least two other migrant processions have been formed. US President Donald Trump denounced an "invasion" and mobilized thousands of soldiers to stop them at the border.

On Saturday morning, the migrants left the camp where they had spent six nights in a sports complex in the eastern part of the Mexican capital, before rushing into the subway, which had opened its doors an hour earlier. habit of transporting migrants.

Some carried children in their arms, others pushed strollers, children walked in their pajamas.

"We got cold, sleeping outside, now we're sick." The children have caught lice, there is not always enough water to wash, "said Adamari Correa, a Guatemalan who travels with his sister and his nephews.

"We got sick of all these temperature changes, but we are determined to go to the border (with the United States) and beyond," said Wilson Alexander Mejía, a 27-year-old Honduran worker traveling alone. .


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