Mexico receives more than 12,000 humanitarian Visa applications from migrant caravan

OAN Newsroom
8:59 PM PT – Sat. January 26, 2019

Migrants of Honduras and El Salvador stand in line waiting to enter bridge over the Suchiate River on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, early Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants began crossing peacefully into Mexico without the confrontations that marked last fall’s migrant caravans. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

The number of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. continues to grow as Mexico fast-tracks humanitarian visas.

Mexican migration officials say, as of Friday, they’ve received more than 10,000 visa applications for adults, and nearly 2,400 for minors.

Mexico is offering one-year visas to migrants which include the right to work in Mexico and travel the country freely. So far, about 2,200 visas have been granted.

Honduran nationals make up about seventy-five percent of the caravan, including more 1,800 minors.