8 buses of migrants escorted by state and federal police to Mexico’s northern border
A caravan of eight buses carrying over 400 migrants is being escorted by Mexican state and federal police to the United States Southern Border.
Video of the convoy of buses captured the caravan arriving in the northern border state of Sonora this week.
The footage posted online shows the part of the caravan being ushered through a toll booth while surrounded by police cars and trucks.
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According to Breitbart, State and Federal police are providing security for the group as it heads to the U.S. border.
The caravan stopped on the outskirts of Ciudad Obregon for a period of no more than 10 minutes to receive food and water.
The caravan later stopped at a gas station, where they were met by personnel from Civil Protection and other agencies, according to local media.
Mexican authorities say doctors and specialists will be installed at various points on the road.
Medical personnel is reportedly providing care for those who have become ill and also require vaccinations.
The caravan is expected to stop in the state capital of Hermosillo before continuing to Tijuana, which is currently experiencing a raging cartel war with record-breaking homicide figures.
Breitbart News reported extensively on the cartel violence taking place in Tijuana, with a total of 2,152 homicides in 2018.
Some in the caravan are choosing to head to Tijuana to avoid areas such as Tamaulipas and Coahuila.
The cartels controlling Tamaulipas and Coahuila areas tend to direct their violence against the migrant community via extortion schemes.
More to come?
Following the “success” of the original caravans, five million more Central Americans want to migrate into the United States’ communities and workplaces, according to a report by Gallup.
The caravans of economic migrants moving northwards to the U.S. border “actually represent a relatively small fragment of a much larger group of people in their own region — and around the world — who say they would like to move to the U.S. if they could,” said Gallup.
The five million number is one-in-three adults in Central America, the survey firm said.
But average birth rate and family size in Central America are roughly twice as large as in the United States, so the migration of 5 million could lead to the birth of at least 5 million additional people after the migrants get jobs in the United States.
The estimate was posted by Gallup as President Donald Trump’s lawyers try to fend off lawsuits against his November plan to curb the growing use of asylum claims by economic migrants from Central America, including the migrants who are part of the caravans heading to the U.S. border.