A caravan of nearly 400 migrants in eight buses arrived in the northern border state of Sonora, escorted by state and federal police on Monday, Breitbart reports.
A video posted by online depicts part of the caravan passing through a toll booth in which State and Federal police are providing security for the group as it heads to the U.S. border. The caravan stopped on the outskirts of Ciudad Obregon for a period of no more than 10 minutes to receive food and water. The caravan later stopped at a gas station, where they were met by personnel from Civil Protection and other agencies, according to local media.
Mexico also announced that they have been providing medical care for those in the caravans that have become ill as well as providing food and water and safe transportation.
The police have been providing security for the group as it travels to the US border. The caravan also met with personnel from Civil Protection and other agencies during stops along the way.
— Update America (@update_america) November 13, 2018
The caravan is expected to make a stop in the state capital of Hermosillo before continuing on to Tijuana, just south of San Diego, California.
Watch the video and you will see the Mexican Authorities protection of the Caravans:
CRUZA LA CARAVANA DE MIGRANTES POR CAJEME Daniza Vega / MOMás de 300 personas que forman parte de la Caravana Migrante cruzaron a las 13:00 horas por el municipio de Cajeme a bordo de ocho camiones, escoltados por elementos de la Policía Estatal de Seguridad Pública (PESP) y de la Policía Federal.En aproximadamente media hora los migrantes cruzaron por Cajeme, a través del Libramiento de Ciudad Obregón.La Caravana, en su mayoría de personas de nacionalidad hondureña, podría hacer parada en Hermosillo para luego continuar con su trayecto a Estados Unidos en busca del 'sueño americano'.
Posted by Medios OBSON on Monday, November 12, 2018
“Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Souther Border. People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” ~ President Trump
On top of the current active duty deployed at the southern border, over 1000 Marines have deployed as well. The I Marine Expeditionary Force is a Marine Air Ground Task Force of the United States Marine Corps primarily composed of the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and 1st Marine Logistics Group. It is based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Department of Homeland Security as part of Operation Faithful Patriot:
- Provide engineering support at the border
- Build temporary barriers, barricades, and fencing.
- provide medical teams
- Command and control facilities
- temporary housing for Customs and Border Protection personnel and personal protective equipment
- Marine aircraft are being staged at Miramar
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.