A ‘caravan’ of Central American asylum-seekers abandoned their plans to march to the southern border of the United States Wednesday, saying they will “wrap up” their journey in Mexico City after President Trump’s threat to deploy the US military to the region.
“A caravan of Central American migrants whose trek across Mexico infuriated President Donald Trump has decided not to travel to the US border, leaders said Tuesday,” writes the AFP.
“We will wrap up our work in Mexico City,” said the leader of People Without Borders. “We have support teams at the border if there are people who need assistance there, but they would have to travel on their own.”
The President issued a stark warning to Mexican authorities this week after the 1,500 strong ‘caravan’ made its way through Mexico towards the US border; saying he was prepared to deploy the US military to help avert a potential humanitarian crisis.
“We have very bad laws for our border. We’re going to be doing some things. I spoke with General Mattis, we’re going to be doing things with the military. Until we have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” said the Commander-in-Chief.