Thousands of Central American migrants are turning to Mexican officials and asking for temporary asylum and work visas, Fox News reported.
“Mexican immigration officials said Sunday that 3,691 people associated with various migrant caravans have registered for temporary status in the country, and the number is expected to grow as more people arrive at the border with Guatemala,” Fox reported.
“Meanwhile, local officials in the southern town of Huixtla provided several buses to transport some of the more than 2,000 migrants on the next stage of their journey towards Tijuana. Others weren’t so lucky and pressed on in blistering 90-degree heat.”
Despite requests from President Donald Trump that Mexico halt immigrants moving from Central America up toward the United States, Mexico has promised migrants easy border crossings into their country, as long as the migrants are orderly.
The current caravan making its way toward the United States contains about 1,800 migrants, according to Fox.
According to one migrant from Honduras, he made it all the way into San Diego after reaching the United States border with October’s caravan. He was, however, caught and deported.
Another migrant, “Alex” was previously a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, and told Fox News that after growing up in Indiana after being brought to the United States from El Salvador as an infant.
Alex told the news outlet that he received notification months ago that after he turned 18, he would lose his DACA status and he must return to El Salvador.
Alex told Fox that while he didn’t want to leave, he did not know what to do as he watched the battle over immigration in Washington.
“I just want to get back to the life I had,” he said. “It’s all I know.”
Another caravan that left San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Sunday is reported to have around 1000 members.