Patience subsides among the 4,000 Central American immigrants traveling to the United States


Patience seems to be subtle among the 4,000 Central American immigrants on Saturday, as the exhausted caravan members traveling to the United States have openly disagreed with the organizers striking the team through southern Mexico.

Several thousands of migrants chose to rest in the towns of Juan Rodriguez Clara, Veracruz and Isla, Veracruz, which are about 64 kilometers from Sayula's previous rest stop. Another incident is distorted by strolling strolls and walking to Tierra Blanca in Veracruz, which is about 128 km north.

Many said they no longer had faith in those who organized the big squad after they were confused about the buses that would have taken the migrants to a route to Mexico City.

On Friday, tensions increased as Veracruz governor Miguel Angel Yunes rejected a short offer for transportation, saying it would not be right to send migrants because Mexico's water supply system was undergoing maintenance and seven million people would have been without water during the weekend.

"People are mad and confused"

In the interval between his decisions, the organizers told caravan members that buses would actually be available, causing some immigrants to sleep with the impression that they would have to wake up early to get a queue.

Human rights activist Ernesto Castaneda said there is still a possibility that mass transfer may be organized on Saturday.

But as immigrants struggle with exhaustion, blisters, illness and swollen feet away from the nearest US border, the fighters exploded within their ranks.

"People are crazy and confused," said Saira Cabrera, a 36-year-old traveling with her husband and two children aged 7 and 13.

Central American immigrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the US border, are taking a truck ride, in Donaji, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday. Immigrants had already made an exhausting trip of 65 km from Juchitan, Oaxaca on Thursday, after failing to get the bus they had hoped for. (The Associated Press)

Gerardo Perez, a 20-year-old immigrant, said he was tired.

"We would play with our dignity if you had only seen the happiness of the people last night when they told us that we were going by bus and today we are not," he said.

It remains to be seen if the team would connect and continue to use the "force in numbers" strategy that allowed them to move through Mexico together and to inspire later migratory caravans to try their luck.

Other caravans

On Friday, another caravan – this time from El Salvador – ran over the river Suchiate in Mexico, bringing 1,000 to 1,500 people wanting to reach the US border.

The caravan initially tried to cross the bridge between Guatemala and Mexico, but the Mexican authorities told them that they would have to present passports and visas and enter groups of 50 for processing.

The Salvadorans opted instead to pass through a shallow extent of the river to enter Mexico. The police in the area did not try to stop immigrants, who later walked along a national highway to the nearest large city, Tapachula.

Mexico is now facing the unprecedented situation of having three caravans extending over 500 km of motorways in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz, with a total of more than 6,000 migrants.

Honduras immigrant Jose Macy transfers his four-year-old nephew Yair Perez to thousands of powerful Central American migrant caravans hoping to reach the US border from Juchitan in Oaxaca, Mexico on Thursday, November 1. (Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press)

The first, largest group of mainly Honduran carriers entered Mexico on 19 October. The caravan has shrunk to less than 4,000 immigrants, although it is difficult to give exact figures as migrants go to small towns in any way they can.

Another caravan, also about 1,000 to 1,500 people, entered Mexico earlier this week and is now in Mapastepec, Chiapas. This group includes Hondurans, Salvadorans and some Guatemalans.

In addition, the government identified a smallest group of 300 Central American migrants walking further down the coast of Veracruz Bay.

Uncertainty awaits

Mexican officials have contradicted themselves as to whether to help or hinder their travels.

In the smaller caravans, migrant agents and police once lived with immigrants. There have been pressures on the main caravan, with the federal police pulling cargo trucks to pick up immigrants and force them, saying attachment to the tops or sides of the trucks was dangerous.

But several mayors have unfolded the welcome seat for migrants arriving in their cities – organizing food and camping. The Mexican interior says that nearly 3,000 of the immigrants in the first caravan have applied for shelter in Mexico and hundreds of others have returned to their homeland.

With or without the government's help, uncertainty awaits.

US President Donald Trump ordered US troops at the Mexican border in response to caravans. More than 7,000 active troops have been told to develop in Texas, Arizona and California.

Trubro also reported to the US Army. to mobilize at the southwest border that if US troops face migratory rock throwing, they should react as if they were rifle weapons. He plans to sign a mandate next week, which could lead to large detention of migrants crossing the southern border and forbid anyone to illegally take refuge for asylum.

Although some immigrants clashed with the Mexican police on a bridge across the Guatemalan border, they have repeatedly refused to come with bad intentions, saying they escaped from poverty and violence.

"We are not killers," said Stephany Lopez, a 21-year-old Salvador with the first caravan.