Thursday, November 15, 2018

Most of the Migrant Caravan Could Reach Tijuana by Early Next Week

The migrant caravan has left Mexico City and is making its way toward Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, California. The Wall Street Journal says some members of the group who had their bus fare paid for them have already arrived while those who are walking still have nearly 1,400 miles to go.
One smaller group of nearly a hundred migrants arrived in Tijuana on buses on Sunday. Two groups of about 800 people in total are advancing across the Pacific states of Sinaloa and Nayarit, while some 1,000 migrants arrived in Guadalajara, in western Jalisco state some 1,400 miles south of Tijuana.
A larger group of some 3,500 people is also heading to Guadalajara.
It will likely be later this week or early next week before the bulk of the migrants arrive in Tijuana.
In coming weeks, they could be joined by two other caravans. One group with some 1,500 migrants is arriving in the city of Puebla, some 95 miles south of Mexico’s capital, while a third one with some 1,000 people from El Salvador is now in the Gulf state of Veracruz, said Irineo Mujica, head of People Without Frontiers, a nonprofit providing support to the various migrant groups crossing Mexico.
The big question is what Tijuana is going to do with up to 8,000 people who may be stuck in the city for weeks or months waiting to file asylum claims. There are already 2,500 people waiting at the border bridge before the bulk of the caravan even arrives. The city’s refugee shelters are currently close to capacity and there is no infrastructure for a large mass of people to live off the grid for several months.
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