Thousands of caravan migrants arrive in a stadium 737 miles from the border on the day of the mid-terms as US troops prepare for their arrival

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
By Paul Martin

Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan arrived in the Mexican capital on Monday
By afternoon at least 2,000 had arrived at the Jesus Martinez sports stadium, still 737 miles from the US
President Donald Trump has made their journey a central campaign issue for today’s mid-term elections

DAILYMAIL.COM
6 November 2018

Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan arrived in the Mexican capital where several kind drivers gave them money as they begged along roads.

By yesterday afternoon at least 2,000 had arrived at the Jesus Martinez sports stadium, still 737 miles from the US border.

The group arrived in Mexico City a day before the midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made their journey a central campaign issue.

They gave themselves sponge baths, lunched on chicken and rice under the shade of tents and picked up thin mattresses to hunker down for the night.

The inflow of migrants continued into the night, and four large tents set up for sleeping had filled.

Much in demand were blankets to ward of the chill, a big change after trudging for three weeks in tropical heat.

Many people went to medical tents to get treatment for blistered and aching feet, illness and other maladies. ‘Since we got here, we have not stopped,’ said Tania Escobar, a nurse with Mexico City’s public health department.

Melvin Figueroa, a 32-year-old from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, was traveling with his pregnant wife and two children, 6 and 8. He brought the six-year-old girl to the tent because her eyes were irritated and ‘she throws up everything she eats.’

Several thousand more migrants were trudging along the highway between the city of Puebla and the capital, catching a lift from passing vehicles when possible.

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