Caravan Of 4,000 Flee Honduras ‘Looking For Safety And Security’

A Southwestern University political scientist says while President Donald Trump has threatened to close the U.S. border to the caravan, it’s likely many in the group are actually looking to stay in Mexico. 

By Rhonda Fanning & Jill AmentOctober 18, 2018 12:51 pm|

A group of migrants, which has grown to 4,000 people, has left Honduras and is headed north toward the U.S., via Mexico. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Mexico City to assess what could be the next potential crisis for the U.S. 

Eric Selbin is a professor of political science at Southwestern University in Georgetown. Selbin says the situation is complicated by the number of countries involved and also whether Mexico desides to let the caravan through its borders. He says the country let another caravan of similar size through last year, but only about 300 of those migrants made it to the U.S. border.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

-Who is part of the migrant caravan

-Why the caravan is headed north from Honduras

-What powers are afforded to President Donald Trump to deal with the migrants in the caravan who reach the U.S. border

 

Written by Brooke Sjoberg.