Hours after it was reported that the Mexican government was putting an end to the illegal migrant caravan headed through Mexico to the United States, organizer Pueblos Sin Fronteras claimed the caravan would continue.
Video of Mexican authorities feeding the migrants on the caravan. Comment translated, “How the Times change. PFP no longer pursues the undocumented, now support them. This at the station Matías Romero.”
Buzzfeed reporter Adolfo Flores as well as independent reporter Maya Averbuch both reported Monday night that the Mexican government was intervening to stop the caravan.
“Mexican immigration authorities said they plan on disbanding the Central American caravan by Wednesday in Oaxaca. The most vulnerable will get humanitarian visas.”
Mexican immigration authorities plan to disband refugee caravan by Wednesday. The most vulnerable will be given humanitarian visas; everyone else can file a petition with the Mexican authorities or will have to leave the country.”
An hour later Flores reported a spokeswoman for the caravan said the caravan would continue.
“Gina Garibo, an organizer with Pueblos Sin Fronteras, said the caravan was not over. They will continue to travel towards the US with asylum seekers. 'We will continue,' Garibo said. 'We have to follow through with our promise.'
“'At the end of the day these people have the right to ask for asylum,' Garibo said."