Honduran migrants march towards US as Trump vows ‘full efforts’ to halt them
Tapachula (Mexico), October 22
Thousands of Honduran migrants whose trek towards the United States has triggered tirades from US President Donald Trump, forged on Sunday after crossing a river into Mexico, marching for hours.
Mexican authorities had managed to block the “caravan” of migrants on a border bridge between Mexico and Guatemala, but many later crossed the river below in makeshift rafts before marching north.
An irate Trump insisted that “full efforts” were under way to halt the caravan’s progress toward the United States.
“Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Souther(n) Border,” Trump tweeted.
“People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the US will turn them away.” Nevertheless, around 3,000 people were marching in the caravan on the Mexican side, according to an estimate from a federal police commander whose forces were closely monitoring the migrants’ progress.