Migrants in caravan reject offer of asylum in Mexico; determined to get to the U.S.

Migrants in caravan reject offer of asylum in Mexico; determined to get to the U.S.
"Migrant caravan" from Honduras, October 2018. YouTube video

[Ed. – What a surprise.]

Thousands of Central American migrants have vowed to head for the U.S. border early on Saturday morning, rejecting an offer to apply for refugee status in Mexico with the contingency that they stayed in the country’s two southernmost states.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that migrants wishing to obtain temporary identification documents, jobs or education for their children could do so by registering for asylum in southern Mexico.  …

But on Friday, a resilient crowd in Arriaga said ‘thank you’ before adding that they were still ‘heading north! for the border.

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‘Our goal is not to remain in Mexico,’ 58-year-old Oscar Sosa said to ABC News. ‘Our goal is to make it to the (U.S). We want passage, that’s all.’ Sosa hailed from San Predo Sula, Honduras.

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