Viatorians support the Latin America Working Group and its efforts to spread the real facts about the migrant caravan. Here are some of their findings:
There’s a lot of fake news circulating about the caravan that started in Honduras earlier this month. To better understand what’s going on, we spoke directly with defenders on the ground who joined the caravan for part of its journey and are responding to its needs in Mexico. Here are just a few FACTS:
At least one in four of those walking in the caravan are children. Many are families.
This is also not a border crisis. Border crossings remain at historic lows compared to past decades, even with the recent slight increase.
Honduras cannot legally stop its citizens from leaving. No country can.
It is not a left or right-wing conspiracy to push for “open borders” or influence elections. It is not about the United States. This is about life or death for these people.
We have more FACTS to answer your most pressing questions and they’re straight from sources on the ground. Read them here.
This caravan isn’t a security threat. It’s a humanitarian crisis, and it will only get worse if the Trump Administration meets them at our southern border with a cold heart and a heavy hand. Tell your friends, family, and our government that you reject border militarization, welcome asylum-seekers, and demand protections for them! And make sure that they know the facts!