Yes, One Large Group of People Is Walking to the US Border

This is the 'caravan' Trump is complaining about in Mexico
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2018 8:33 AM CDT
Central American migrants organized by the "Pueblo Sin Fronteras" group mill around a sports center during the group's few-days stop in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Monday, April 2, 2018.   (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
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(Newser) – President Trump returned to one of his favorite recent themes on Tuesday, complaining about a "caravan" of immigrants in Mexico moving toward the US border. "The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our 'Weak Laws' Border, had better be stopped before it gets there," Trump tweeted. "Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!" So what exactly is this "caravan" Trump is worried about? Some details:

  • The caravan: There is indeed a group of about 1,200 people, mostly from Honduras, walking north through Mexico, and BuzzFeed reports that most hope to reach the US and request asylum. (See photos of the group via Quartz.) The caravan left on March 25 and is organized by a group known as People Without Borders, which has organized similar caravans in previous years, per Time.

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