New migrant caravan is leaving Honduras for a journey to the US border
A group of hundreds of Honduran migrants has started its long journey towards the U.S. and Donald Trump is already onto it.
It is believed that the caravan began its trek on Monday, January 14, 2019, hoping to be able to enter American soil.
Trump took to his official Twitter page to address the news, arguing that only a wall or a steel barrier would stop the group from infiltrating the U.S.
Another caravan leaving is a testimony to the desperate situation for people in Honduras & rest of region. Only “crisis” on US-Mexican border is produced by US policies. North Americans must wake up & address the real humanitarian crisis in #CentralAmerica https://t.co/cWzcYP7VH3— Jan Egeland (@NRC_Egeland) January 15, 2019
The President remains determined not to allow migrants to cross the border, even though some of them hope that he will have a change of heart sometime soon.
The Hondurans reportedly set out from the violent city of San Pedro Sula, waving Honduran flags and walking together in a journey that will, most likely, take them weeks, perhaps even months.
A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras. Tell Nancy and Chuck that a drone flying around will not stop them. Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe! Stop playing political games and end the Shutdown!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019
THE AMERICAN DREAM
According to some of the men and women in the caravan, they are trying to escape poverty, as well as gangland violence, and start a brand new life in America.
Darwin Perez, a 24-year-old migrant, revealed that he was 'determined to find a good job in the United States,' an objective shared by several of his peers.
Hundreds of Honduran migrants camping outside San Pedro Sula bus station tonight ahead of start of caravan at dawn tomorrow, each with a story more heartbreaking & courageous than the next. pic.twitter.com/1tsRtDM6ZL— Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsin) January 15, 2019
IT'S ALL IN THE PRESIDENT'S HANDS
Perez is fully aware that the path ahead is quite treacherous, but hopes that 'Trump's heart might soften' by the time the group reaches the Mexico-U.S. border.
There is always room for hope, but the truth is that those that were able to reach the border have been suffering quite a lot while trying to enter U.S. soil.
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Migrants climb up a bank of the nearly dry Tijuana River as they make their way around a police blockade toward the El Chaparral port of entry on Sunday in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporarily suspended northbound and southbound crossings for both pedestrians and vehicles at the San Ysidro port of entry after hundreds of migrants pushed past Mexican riot police and rushed the U.S. border.
A DEVASTATING SCENARIO
Hundreds of Central American migrants have experienced hunger, cold, dehydration, medical issues and even had tear gas sprayed over them by the U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Some of the people affected were women and children, which proves how relentless the authorities have been when it comes to following the orders they were given by the President.
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