The latest migrant caravan heading in the direction of the United States border doubled in size between Saturday and Monday, prompting a concerned statement from a U.S. embassy. Will Mexico be able to stop the caravan before it reaches the U.S. border?
Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally.
The crowd more than doubled in size from Saturday, when some 1,300 people set off from northern Honduras in what has been dubbed “March of the Migrant,” an organizer said. The migrants plan to seek refugee status in Mexico or pass through to the United States.
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