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WorldA new migrant caravan is forming in Central America, with plans to leave next week

17:20  12 january  2019
17:20  12 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

New migrant caravan sets out from Honduras for US

New migrant caravan sets out from Honduras for US Another caravan of Central American migrants has set out from Honduras seeking to reach the U.S. border, following the same route used by thousands last year. About 600 migrants gathered under a steady rain at the bus station in the violent city of San Pedro Sula and set out in the darkness, hours before their intended Tuesday departure. About 300 people, mainly women and children, clambered aboard 30 small buses, intent on reaching the Guatemalan border. Another 300 or so began walking in the rain toward the border town of Agua Caliente late Monday.

A new caravan of migrants is expected to leave the country next Tuesday and head toward the United States. (Edgard Garrido/Reuters). In much the way last year’s Central American caravan originated, a flier is circulating on Honduran social media. “We’re looking for refuge,” it says.

Meanwhile, thousands of Central American migrants from a caravan that left Honduras in Many of the migrants say they feel abandoned and unsure where to turn next . Some are ready to return home. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it."

A new migrant caravan is forming in Central America, with plans to leave next week© Edgard Garrido/Reuters A view of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. A new caravan of migrants is expected to leave the country next Tuesday and head toward the United States.

MEXICO CITY —Another migrant caravan is forming in Honduras, with plans to set out next week on a journey that will once again test the immigration policies of Mexico and the United States.

In much the way last year’s Central American caravan originated, a flier is circulating on Honduran social media. “We’re looking for refuge,” it says. “In Honduras, we are being killed.” It advertises a 5 a.m. departure on Jan. 15 from the northern city of San Pedro Sula.

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The Central American migrant caravans , also known as the Viacrucis del Migrante (" Migrant 's Way of the Cross"), are migrant caravans organized by Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders)

Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- traveling in a caravan to the United States, rest after being relocated at a Most migrants in the caravan say they plan to petition for asylum in the U.S. The incoming government in Mexico will reportedly support a new Trump administration policy

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The Mexican government says it is preparing for the group’s arrival.

“We have information that a new caravan is forming to enter our country in mid-January,” Olga Sánchez Cordero, the interior minister, said at a news conference Monday. “We are already taking the necessary steps to ensure the caravan enters in a safe and orderly way.”

When the previous caravan reached Mexico in October, Mexican authorities closed one of the main border crossings but allowed thousands of migrants to swim across the river separating the country from Guatemala. The migrants then continued north through Mexico, most of them traveling without documents.

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How a group of Central American migrants hundreds of miles from the US border became Trump’s But the caravan is real. The migrants in it — mostly Hondurans (with some Guatemalans), half of They made the decision to leave their home countries, assessing that the danger of leaving was

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This time, Sánchez Cordero said, the government will place guards at 370 illegal crossing points, and the border will be “controlled to prevent the entry of undocumented people.” But she suggested that members of the caravan could be allowed into the country legally if they apply for visas.

“We don’t know how many people this will be, but it’s a lot,” said Walter Coello, a taxi driver from Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital, who helped organize the last caravan and is playing a similar role once again. “With this caravan, the goal is to give them a chance to work and have a better life, be it in Mexico or the United States.”

A new migrant caravan is forming in Central America, with plans to leave next week© Daniel Ochoa De Olza/AP U.S. Border Patrol agents throw tear gas toward the Mexican side of the border fence after migrants climbed it to gain entry to the United States from Tijuana on New Year’s Day.

Last year’s group, with about 7,000 people, was dwarfed by the roughly 400,000 people who were apprehended at the U.S. border in 2018, as well as the more than 100,000 who applied for asylum in that period. But it became a major focus for President Trump, who attempted to use the specter of an invading caravan to rally his supporters.

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Another migrant caravan is forming in Honduras, with plans to set out next week on a journey that will once again test the immigration policies of Mexico and the United States. In much the way last year’s Central American caravan originated, a flier is circulating on Honduran social media.

Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- traveling in a caravan to the United States, rest after being relocated at a new temporary shelter in east Most migrants in the caravan say they plan to petition for asylum in the U.S. The incoming government in Mexico will reportedly support a new

On Thursday, Trump deployed similar rhetoric about the new group.

“There is another major caravan forming right now in Honduras, and so far we’re trying to break it up, and so far it’s bigger than anything we’ve ever seen, and a drone isn’t going to stop it, and a sensor isn’t going to stop it, but you know what’s going to stop it in its tracks?” he said. “A nice, powerful wall.”

For Central Americans, who typically depend on expensive and unreliable smugglers to travel to the United States, caravans offer a cheaper, safer way to migrate. So, despite Trump’s opposition, experts say it is likely that they will continue to form.

“The caravans are an opening for people,” said Karen Valladares, executive director of the National Forum for Migration in Honduras. “Every day, people leave, but this way they feel more secure. There is more solidarity in going with groups. They don’t have the fear that they are going to be the victims of organized crime.”

Thousands of members of the previous caravan are still waiting in Tijuana to begin their asylum applications. A U.S. policy shift in November requiring asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their claims are being processed has not yet been implemented, but it could delay their entrance into the United States even further.

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About two weeks ago, a follow-up caravan formed in the central Honduran town of Comayagua. When it left , it numbered about 350, several migrants But even the migrants were aware that other caravans following their path might not meet with the same welcome. The caravan is like a house

That caravan , which also included many Hondurans and at one point numbered an estimated 1,200 Should the current caravan be allowed to continue north unimpeded, the migrants ’ next major The current caravan formed a day after Mr. Pence, at a meeting in Washington, pressed the presidents of

Yet in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, where pockets of extreme violence persist and economic opportunities are limited in many places, there is a widespread perception that the earlier group succeeded.

“Many people see the last caravan as a success in that people were able to travel safely, and they were well taken care of,” Valladares said.

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Glen Muños, 18, from the Honduran city of Choloma, plans to travel with the next group this month.

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“It’s not just employment or that Honduras is dangerous,” he said in a telephone interview. “I’m young, and I want to know another place.”

Muños’s brother, 36, traveled with last year’s caravan but split off from it in northern Mexico and crossed the border illegally in Texas.

“Honduras is dangerous and I’m not having him stay there. I want him next to me working, not there,” he said of his younger brother in a text message. He spoke on the condition of anonymity now that he is living illegally in the United States.

Karla Riviera is also considering traveling with the caravan. She traveled with the last one from Honduras to the Guatemala-Mexico border. But in southern Mexico, immigration officials took her to a makeshift detention center, she said, first claiming they were offering her shelter and later returning her by plane to Honduras.

“They treated us like criminals. They tricked us, jailed us and deported us,” she said, speaking by phone.

Back in Honduras, she said she continues to receive rape and death threats — from the father of her niece, whom she reported for sexually abusing the child, from “macho men” who insult her because she is gay, and from the father of her partner’s children.

“Right now, I don’t leave my house much. I have to hide. I’m still worried about my life,” she said.

She saw news about the coming caravan on WhatsApp and asked her partner whether she was interested in going.

“We are talking it out,” she said. “I guess my alternative is to live and hide.”

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Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump.
Hundreds of Hondurans have set out on a trek to the United States, forming another caravan that US President Donald Trump cited Tuesday to justify building a wall on the border with Mexico. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe! Stop playing political games and end the Shutdown!" As the procession left the town of San Pedro Sula under a steady rain Monday night, one of the migrants summed up their plight: "We are leaving because there is crime and no work," said Juan Garcia, 52.

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