A migrant carries a U.S. flag as he pulls luggage during a migrant caravan leaving the city of Tapachula in Chiapas state, Mexico, early Monday, June 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Isabel Mateos)
UPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Monday, June 6, 2022
One of the largest migrant caravans is headed towards the US. According to a Fox News report, a caravan organizer said Mexican authorities let a group of nearly 10,000 depart from Tapachula, Mexico on Monday.
The migrants are making the dangerous trek in anticipation of the Biden administration ending the Trump era public health order Title 42 at the border.
“We consider we are around 9,500,” said caravan organizer Luis Villagran. “People keep on joining. In the first police check there were approximately 100-150 national guard, INM, state police and they let us through freely.”
One Migrant said Biden “promised the Haitian community he would help them” by recalling Title 42. The group is expected to follow the “coastal route” which would bring many of the migrants to Texas.
“We need him to keep his promise,” a Haitian migrant stated.
Many of the migrants are not only seeking asylum, but economic opportunity as well. The caravan is expected to grow to 15,000 as it reaches the southern US border.