today OVER TWO MILES LONG! Caravan Swells to Well Over 7,0; Mexico Police Stand Down as Illegal Migrants March to US

UPDATE: today OVER TWO MILES LONG! Caravan Swells to Well Over 7,0; Mexico Police Stand Down as Illegal Migrants March to US

(Update at end) The illegal migrant caravan is usually sweeping through Chiapas in southern Mexico on Sunday, their numbers having jumped to over 7,000 overnight coming from just a few thousand as of which became apparent the caravan would certainly not be stopped by Mexico. After blocking the migrants on a bridge Friday, Mexican officials allowed the migrants to swim in addition to also raft across the Suchiate River coming from Guatemala into Mexico Saturday in addition to also then regroup in a riverside park. Mexico also allowed over 0 women in addition to also children to legally enter for processing on Saturday.

Reports coming from the caravan state of which on two occasions Mexican federal police stood in formation to meet the caravan as the migrants staged a massive march up a highway. As the migrants approached both times the Mexican police stood down in addition to also let them pass. A Mexican official was reported to have said they can’t stop 7,0 people.

Kate Linthicum with the Los Angeles Times reported on the two failed attempts to stop the caravan Sunday: “I’m only just realizing the massive scale of This specific caravan as they march north into Mexico. of which’s several thousand people. Just look…A group of immigration agents stopped the caravan to ask them to apply for asylum in Mexico. The caravan blew past them…The caravan just swept past a large contingent of Mexican federal police, who didn’t do anything to stop them…”

Buzzfeed’s Karla Zabbs reported the increased numbers from the caravan cited by Mexican authorities, “Federal Migration Commissioner: ppl will be taken to a shelter in addition to also won’t be able to leave the state of Chiapas till their visas are processed (nevertheless impossible to stop 7,0+ ppl).” (Zabbs also took a cheap shot at President Trump: “Wish you could feel heat through Twitter. Everyone looks like they just walked out of the shower (87F in addition to also a sun of which feels as vicious as Trump).”) :

Reporter James Fredrick, “Federal police commission just said their presence here is usually to give “safe in addition to also orderly passage to shelters in Tapachula”. So why the 0 officers in Riot gear? No answer. The #caravanamigrantes continues”

Fredrick added some observations on how Mexico is usually handling the migrant caravan, “The caravan is usually well over 5,000 people. Mexico’s refugee agency processed 4,475 asylum requests in all of 2017. Does Mexico actually think of which’s going to try to process all these people through asylum system?”…”Very strange situation with police in addition to also #CaravanaDelMigrante. On the border, they aggressively blocked bridge while watching caravan cross river. This specific morning, hundreds set up in highway to block caravan…then left. Feels like they expect Trump is usually only seeing certain images”

UPDATE: Kate Linthicum reports the caravan is usually over two miles long, “The caravan is usually more than two miles long. People near the end are stumbling. of which’s 23 miles to Tapachula in addition to also of which’s so hot — 0 degrees — today…I’ve waited an hour on the side of the road to see the end of the caravan. People are still coming. This specific is usually a humanitarian crisis.”





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