Caravan in Trump's Crosshairs Stalls Far From Border

Central American migrants arrive to a sports center during the annual Migrant Stations of the Cross caravan or

Central American migrants arrive to a sports center during the annual Migrant Stations of the Cross caravan or"Via crucis" organized by the"Pueblo Sin Fronteras activist group in Matias Romero Oaxaca state Mexico Monday

The immediate trouble is a lack of transportation to get the group to the next stop, the city of Puebla en route to the Mexican capital.

"So we have to change our laws", he said.

"After Trump's tweets threw unprecedented attention to the caravans, the organizers of Pueblo Sin Fronteras had to rethink how to help migrants", the news organization posted on Twitter.

The caravan is in fact a yearly event whose goal is more to raise awareness about the plight of migrants than to reach the United States - though some participants have traveled to the border in the past.

Some of the families huddled under tarpaulins and trees at a soccer field here said they were frustrated to learn that the caravan won't reach the border, having counted on the protection offered by the big group. "I don't think we need the military here at the border". "Our job with the caravan ends in Mexico City, " Mujica said.

He said then: "When Mexico sends its people they're not sending their best". But the logistics remain fluid. Not only that, the Mexican government is deporting migrants at record numbers.

The president of the senate's foreign affairs office, Laura Angelica Rojas, said that Mexico and the US are "deeply related by social and political links, as well as economic integration".

President Trump on Thursday said that a caravan of more than 1,000 Central Americans traveling through Mexico had been "largely broken up" by Mexican authorities - adding that it had avoided "a giant scene" at the USA border. Many have been given temporary transit visas which they intend to use to request asylum in the United States.

"These themes related to migration and border security that he's advanced in the past-the caravan brings many of those together, but this time with a new, salient and highly visible angle", Harold Trinkunas, a senior fellow in the Latin America Initiative at Brookings Institution, told Newsweek. At the time, he was speaking about Mexicans and said outright, "they're rapists".

The renewed emphasis on border security comes less than two weeks after Trump supporters criticized him for signing a spending bill that did not fund the border wall. Trump reacted by threatening to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and also end foreign aid to Honduras, where numerous migrants originated, if the caravan was not stopped.

In his Wednesday memo, Trump decries a "drastic surge of illegal activity" at the border, including illicit drugs and illegal crossings.

Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is meant 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.

Some plan to ask for asylum in the United States, others plan to stay in Mexico.

The Mexican government has denied that it is allowing the migrants to travel unimpeded across its territory.

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