BREAKING: Hundreds of migrants form new caravan headed to U.S., break through first border [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said he is unconcerned about a caravan of several hundred people moving through Central America to the southern border of the United States.
“This caravan is not anything even remotely similar to what we saw in ’18 and a little bit of ’19 — so, it’s a few folks here, a few folks there,” Wolf said in an interview with Fox News on Thursday, marking his first comment on the development.
The article goes on to state the following:
The group embarked from Honduras earlier this week. Photos and video shot by journalists tracking the group’s movement indicate it comprises families with babies and young children, unaccompanied teens, and adults.
Acting Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan tweeted Thursday, We’re closely monitoring the caravan departing Honduras. Our message is clear: don’t place your life in the hands of smugglers. Don’t risk the health and safety of your family on this dangerous trip.”
We’re closely monitoring the caravan departing Honduras. Our message is clear: don’t place your life in the hands of smugglers. Don’t risk the health and safety of your family on this dangerous trip.
— Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) January 17, 2020
However, a reported 600 have already started, and managed to push past the border into Guatemala:
New Migrant Caravan On Its Way To The U.S. Border pic.twitter.com/PxEEvathxz
— The Daily Coverage (@TDCoverage) January 17, 2020
Below are just a few of the many photos and videos already being shared on the Facebook page, Caravana Migrante, of the migrant caravan, which departed Honduras at 5 a.m. on Wednesday:
Translation: “Honduran authorities could not control the passage of the migrant caravan by the customs of Corinth, cortés.. They are already in Guatemala. In the video there are dozens of people running.”
Translation: “The New President of Guatemala, Dr.: informs the new migrant caravan that departed from Honduras that his government will be ” extremely demanding ” so that migrant people ” show with papers that are parents or guardians of children / As they go in the group of migrants.”
Translation: “Hundreds of Hondurans violated the security of the border of Guatemala and enter without documentation. Mexican migration requests support to military and federal to block the border with Guatemala.” WATCH:
Translation: “Hundreds of Hondurans entered Guatemala today by the hot water border in Esquipulas, breaking the siege of the migratory authorities.” WATCH:
Nothing to see here: Trump homeland chief dismisses threat of new caravan https://t.co/fA090T95oD
— Daily on Defense (@dailyondefense) January 17, 2020
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