UPDATED 8:35 AM PT – Sat. April 20, 2019
Mexican authorities detain a large caravan of Central American migrants.
Hundreds of migrants were loaded onto buses Friday, and transported to an immigration center just north of the Mexican border with Guatemala.
This comes amid pressure from the Trump administration, to curb the flow of illegal immigrants using Mexico to arrive at the U.S. border.
“We’re going to board the women and children in the buses so they continue on their way, but not by walking because they are hurting themselves, said Mexican federal police officer, Commander Trujillo. “We can’t allow them to walk anymore because several have been hurt and they’re carrying children”.
These camps have come under fire in recent weeks, for being over crowded and unsanitary.
The Mexican president came to power in December promising better treatment for migrants, however large numbers of new arrivals have left resources strained.