Now a FOURTH caravan has left El Salvador to join other groups of migrants trekking through Mexico on their way to the US

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
By Paul Martin

Some 2,000 migrants traveling in two groups departed El Salvador’s capital of San Salvador Wednesday
First, largest caravan numbering 4,000 planned to rest at least a day or longer in the southern city of Juchitan beginning Wednesday
Its leaders are trying to convince Mexican authorities to arrange transportation for them to Mexico City some 700 miles away
Second caravan of 1,000 was trailing 250 miles behind the first and was in Tapachula, Mexico
US Border Patrol this week warned Texas landowners along the southern border to get ready for the arrival of ‘armed civilians’
Head of the Texas Minutemen militia said he already has members at three points of the state’s border with Mexico, with up to 100 more expected to arrive in the coming days

SNEJANA FARBEROV
DAILYMAIL.COM
31 October 2018

Some 2,000 migrants traveling in two groups departed El Salvador’s capital Wednesday morning on their way to the US by way of Mexico, making it the fourth caravan to embark on the 1,000-journey in the last two weeks.

This latest group hit the road even as President Donald Trump promised to send thousands of troops – up to 7,000 by some estimates – to secure the southern border and increased pressure on Mexico to halt the flow of people.

Police in San Salvador estimated the two groups leaving the capital numbered around 1,000 each. One cohort left around dawn, followed by a second later in the morning.

Some waved Salvadoran flags as motorists honked in support and shouted, ‘God bless you.’

The caravan included men and women pushing strollers and others with children on their shoulders.

On Sunday, a separate group comprising about 300 people set off for the US border from the Salvadoran capital.

The first caravan numbering 4,000 mostly Honduran national, which has been on the road for the past two weeks, planned to rest at least a day or longer in the southern city of Juchitan beginning Wednesday, hoping to organize mass transport northward after days of hard walking in scorching temperatures that have left them about 900 miles from the nearest US border crossing in McAllen, Texas.

‘We are waiting to see if they are going to help us out with buses, to continue the trip,’ said Omar Lopez, 27.

Organizers say the buses, if they do materialize, would take the migrants to Mexico City for meetings with legislators, not to the still-distant US border, though some would probably continue to the border after reaching the capital.

It’s unclear if Mexican authorities would agree to provide the vehicles, in light of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ statement today praising the country’s leadership for stopping the migrants from getting rides.

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