Caravan forming in Honduras, could be larger than previous attempt

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 8:30 AM Sat. Jan. 12, 2018

Another migrant caravan is reportedly forming in Honduras.

The caravan’s organizers plan to leave for the U.S. sometime next week, and they are using social media as a way to spread the word.

Mexico is already sending hundreds of additional law enforcement agents to its southern border, in anticipation of the caravan.

Honduran migrants walk toward the United States in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Wednesday. A migrant caravan set out on Oct. 13 from the impoverished, violence-plagued country and was headed north on the long journey through Guatemala and Mexico to the U.S. border.Orlando Estrada / AFP – Getty Images

Mexican officials said migrants who apply for visas will be allowed into the country legally, but that anyone who tries to cross the border unlawfully will be apprehended.

Word of the caravan has reached the U.S. as well, with President Trump saying this is another example of why Democrats need to provide border wall funding.

“A caravan is forming right now in Honduras,” said President Trump. “It’s supposed to be bigger than the other caravans. We will handle that as it comes up. If we had a wall, we wouldn’t have any problems. But we don’t, so we will handle it”.

If the caravan departs as scheduled next week, the migrants could begin arriving as early as mid February.

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