The migrant caravan was seen boarding buses in Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s southernmost states. Fox News’ Griff Jenkins was live at the scene and caught the migrants boarding the buses. He described the drivers as volunteers and even stated it was an “organized bus operation.” He also notes it appears that local Mexican towns are assisting in helping these migrants move north towards the United States. Jenkins indicates he counted 11 buses, but in order to move the entire caravan they would need upwards of 80 buses.
Jenkins says they’re headed for a town 30 miles away (though it’s unclear what town they’re headed to, as Jenkins misspeaks), before then heading to Mexico City.
For reference, their current location of Oaxaca is shaded in red:
And their next destination, Mexico City, also shaded in red:
So, they’re not moving far, but it goes to show that Mexico isn’t providing the assistance in stopping the caravan that they’re claiming to. In addition to the progress of the main caravan, Jenkins reveals that a second and third migrant caravan have formed and are also making the trek to the United States border. These caravans are both estimated to have over 1,000 individuals each. And why wouldn’t they give it a shot, given that virtually nothing is being done to prevent the first caravan?
In response to the inaction, President Trump has threatened to cut all foreign aid to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Their aid was already cut in 2017.
Despite President Trump’s response, more migrants are making the march northward.
Yesterday, the Pentagon announced they would send 5,000 active-duty troops to the border to stop the caravan from crossing.
VP Mike Pence has said that Honduras’ president told him that Venezuela’s socialist government and Honduran left-wing groups have aided in funding the caravan, and it appears that the rest of Latin America is on board with aiding the caravan too. The caravan can’t be met with much resistance if they’re en route to Mexico City (and then the border), rather than back to Honduras.
Do a google search for “caravan buses” and there’s a dearth of coverage on this. The media would rather portray the caravan as people (mostly women and children) marching on foot, rather than an organized group (which is 50%+ male) receiving transportation to their destinations. The question still remains as to who organized the migrant caravan, who arranged for those buses to pick them up, who provided them, and who funded them.