Some 300,000 migrants from as far away as Asia and Africa have traveled through Mexico to illegally migrate to the United States in just the first three months of 2019, according to a report from the Mexican government. Mexico Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero noted a “change in the flow of migrants who are entering our country,” though she did not specify the estimation process or what led to the conclusion that the intended final destination for these migrants was the United States. The majority of migrants continue to originate from Honduras and other Central American countries. The U.S. Border Patrol separately reported the apprehension of 361,087 illegal immigrants between October 2018 and March 2019. A crisis indeed.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
The Mexican government is reporting that 300,000 migrants from around the globe have traveled through Mexico in the first three months of 2019 to gain entry into the United States at its southern border.
While the majority of the migrants, the Mexican government says, are from Honduras and other countries in Central America, individuals from Cuba, Africa, and southern Asia have also been identified in the migrant caravans.
And Mexico Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero notes that these migrants want to get into the United States “illegally.”
“It’s estimated that during the first three months of the year, more than 300,000 migrants have transited through Mexico to enter the United States illegally,” Sanchez Cordero says. “There’s a change in the flow of migrants who are entering our country.”