6,000 Migrants Head for US Border
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A caravan of at least 6,000 migrants left southern Mexico, headed for the U.S. in time for the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California.
Reuters reported that no less than 6,000 migrants left Tapachula early on Monday. Many of the migrants are from Venezuela.
“These are countries collapsing from poverty and violence,” said Luis Garcia Villagran, caravan organizer. “We strongly urge those who attend the summit … to look at what is happening, and what could happen even more often in Mexico, if something is not done soon.”
Robinson Reyes, a 35-year-old migrant from Colombia, told the outlet he hoped the caravan would capture the attention of leaders at the Summit of the Americas.
“We want a future for our children … we want to cross Mexico without any problems,” Reyes said. “God willing, they can talk and resolve this.”