Mexican officials have set up multiple blockades in the southern part of the country, which have slowed the caravans. But the migrants, who are coming from South America, the Caribbean, and Central America, intend to keep pushing further north.
Just this week, a caravan full of thousands of migrants from Central America and the Caribbean reached the southern Mexican town of Huehuetan, according to Reuters.
The Texas National Guard is deployed at the southern border to stop criminal activity & keep our communities safe.
Along with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety, they are on the front lines & ready to stop any caravans from crossing into our state. pic.twitter.com/a7l2ge7emm
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 14, 2021
In October, one of the migrant caravans making its way through Mexico was seen carrying signs with President Joe Biden’s name.
“Tell Biden we are coming,” one migrant named William, who said he was from El Salvador, said.
Another migrant said: “President Biden, we need your help.”
The leader of the caravan, Irineo Mujica, demanded that Biden let them enter the country and blasted the administration for trying to keep migrants in their home countries by offering those countries aid.
“Money is not going to solve the problem,” he said. “They should give them papers here, they should give them the opportunity to work here.”
— Griff Jenkins (@GriffJenkins) October 23, 2021