UPDATED 9:57 AM PT — Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
Another migrant caravan is forming in Honduras and is preparing to head north. According to reports, the group of about 15,000 people is set to leave the Central American country on January 15, 2019. Migrants from El Salvador and Guatemala are expected to join them.
Advocacy groups said the new caravan will likely stay in southern Mexico, where the country’s president has promised them visas and employment.
This comes as thousands of migrants from a caravan, which left from Honduras in October, remain stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border and are overcrowding shelters in Tijuana as well as the southern U.S.
The director of an immigration shelter in Texas said his organization is struggling to deal with the influx of migrants.
On Thursday, Annunciation House Director Ruben Garcia said his agency has served more than 1,300 people within the last five-days after they were released by U.S. immigration authorities. He said more than 500 people arrived at the shelter on Wednesday alone. The director is now calling for more structure on how the migrants are managed.
“It isn’t an issue of the maximum, it is a very big issue of the communication — the importance of the communication with all the different individuals that are involved in this,” stated Garcia.
This comes as immigration officials continue to try and reduce the ongoing rise in border crossings.
…..Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries – taking advantage of U.S. for years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2018