The first wave of migrant from a large group of people has arrived in the Mexico. About 450 people among of mostly are men and boys, and have been given temporary shelter at a sports stadium.
The group generally known as a caravan set off from Honduras some weeks ago and is now about 5,000 strong. US president Donald Trump has said troops will be deployed to stop them if they try to cross the US-Mexican border.
The migrants says they ran away from their place or situation of danger to Mexico because of persecution, poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
Many of those who arrived in the Jesús Martínez Palillo stadium had walked or moved rides from the state of Veracruz. Kenia Alvarado who is 21 years old, is one of caravan group told media after arriving at the stadium that he brought nothing with him from Honduras. Even yesterday he walked barefoot.
Miguel Ángel Yunes, the Veracruz Governor said that buses would be provided to take migrants to the capital but later the offer was withdrawn. Mauricio Mancilla, who had also travelled from northern Honduras with his 6 years old son said “Our heads are set at getting to the United States, to fulfill the American dream, we have faith in God that we will do this, whatever the circumstances.”
According to the authorities in Mexico City, they have prepared food and shelter as well as medical services and legal advisers for the thousands who are expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
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