1700 Caravan Migrants Delivered to Unsecured Texas Border Area by Mexican Govt
49 busses and dozens of police transport caravaners through Mexico to US border
The Mexican Government has transported 1700 Central American caravan migrants on 49 busses to an unsecured area of the US Southern Border in Texas.
Dozens of police vehicles reportedly helped to transport the caravaners from temporary refugee camps in Southern Mexico to help them "seek asylum" in the United States.
The caravan recently departed from Honduras as new waves of immigrants are making the trek north in the hope of entering the US.
Hundreds of migrants began arriving in southern Coahuila over the weekend, as state officials started providing food and setting up temporary shelters.
Governor Miguel Riquelme personally supervised operations at one of the camps.
As of Sunday, the official count stood at 1,674 migrants.
El @GobDeCoahuila brinda la atención de salud, alimento y dormitorios a la #CaravanaMigrante que ha llegado a la #RegiónSureste del estado, y que en las próximas 24 horas continuará su recorrido rumbo a la ciudad de #PiedrasNegras. pic.twitter.com/fB3t9OJxpe— Gobierno de Coahuila (@GobDeCoahuila) February 3, 2019
According to Breitbart, n Nuevo Leon, a border state just east of Coahuila, officials outfitted shelters for 1,400 as smaller groups of caravan migrants began to arrive on their journey to the Texas border.
Riquelme ordered that state police forces travel with the caravan to the cities of Piedras Negras and Acuna to ensure their safety.
Piedras Negras is immediately south of Eagle Pass, Texas, while Ciudad Acuna is immediately south of Del Rio, Texas.
As Breitbart News reported, both cities lack any form of physical barrier other than the ports of entry.
El Gobernador @mrikelme realizó un recorrido por los módulos de registro de la #CaravanaMigrante, mesas de salud y dormitorios; además de hablar con representaciones de #ElSalvador y #Honduras, y con personal de la @CNDH pic.twitter.com/yr1zWQEu0O— Gobierno de Coahuila (@GobDeCoahuila) February 3, 2019
In Coahuila, private companies provided 49 buses at the request of the government to move the migrants in a safe and efficient manner.
The buses are funded by local businessmen and municipal governments, said Coahuila Secretary of State Jose Maria Frausto Siller in an interview with Vanguardia