At one point, over a thousand people were approaching the Mexican/American border.
- Migrants, most of them Hondurans, left southern Mexico on March 25 and walked north, hitchhiking rides when possible as they left behind the extreme violence and never-ending poverty in their homelands.
- The group includes about 300 children and 400 women, according to a Buzzfeed reporter who traveled with them.
- The march happens every year as a way–not only for someone to flee a miserable life–but also for advocates to bring attention to these vulnerable populations of migrants.
A few other details:
- They travel in large groups for safety.
- March organizers set up asylum workshops for the migrants, as many planned to either appeal for the process in Mexico or the U.S.
Read more here.
But, also, take the time to geek out on a few of the president’s tweets on the caravan.