Posted on April 1, 2024

Thousands of Migrants Set to Arrive in Massive, El Paso-Bound Caravan in Just a Few Days

Melissa Koenig, New York Post, March 28, 2024

A new, 2,000-person migrant caravan is making its way north to the US border — and is expected to reach El Paso, Texas, in just the next few days.

Videos posted online show a swarm of people walking through the streets of southern Mexico on Monday.

In one clip, an apparent leader could be seen encouraging the group through a bullhorn to chant “A la frontera” — meaning “To the border.”

The group proclaimed in Spanish, “We are not criminals, we are international workers.”

Church-run border shelters are preparing for the group’s arrival, as they run out of space to house the thousands of migrants trying to make their way into the United States, according to Border Report.

“We are in contact with people and personnel in migrant shelters in south Mexico,” the Rev. Francisco Bueno Guillen, director of the Casa del Migrante shelter in the border city of Juarez, Mexico, told the news station.

“They saw many people have come into the country recently and are being joined by others already there,” he said. “And yes,they are coming to Juarez.”

He said they are expecting at least 2,000 migrants who set off from Chiapas, Mexico, to arrive in El Paso in the coming days.

The so-called “Migrant’s Via Crusis” was organized by Mexican activists in Chiapas to ensure the safety of migrants making their way to the US.