President Donald Trump’s threat to abandon NAFTA should Mexico not act on the large group of illegal immigrants, mostly from Honduras, that was heading to the US-Mexico border since this weekend, seems to have paid off after Mexico’s National Institute of Immigration (INM) declared late on Monday that it plans to disband the caravan by Wednesday. The group of some 1,300 illegals had been allowed to walk through Mexico for nine days without any official stopping them.
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Half the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IllegalImmigrant?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IllegalImmigrant</a> population including these1,100 PPL or whatever it will be by the time they hit the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RioGrande?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RioGrande</a> about half the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Illegals?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Illegals</a> have entered this Country have came here since #911 they broke into a Country on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OrangeAlert?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OrangeAlert</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkSteynOnline?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MarkSteynOnline</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StopTheCaravan?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StopTheCaravan</a> ✔ <a href="https://t.co/MzLLka6Op1">pic.twitter.com/MzLLka6Op1</a></p>— Chicago1Ray 🇺🇸 (@Chicago1Ray) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chicago1Ray/status/980970235200229376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Ms Gina Garibo, who works for the group Pueblos Sin Fronteras, the volunteer organization which organized the caravan, stated: "At the end of the day these people have the right to ask for asylum,” and denied that this was the end of the caravan.
"We have to follow through with our promise."
Another organizer of Pueblos Sin Fronteras, Mr Alex Mensing claimed that the breakup of the caravan was still a victory as they had successfully persuaded the Mexican government to allow caravan members to apply for asylum both in the United States and Mexico: “Don’t be fooled, the government isn’t ‘disbanding’ it, it’s conceding its participants’ right to apply for asylum without traveling in the shadows.”
Mr Irineo Mujica, the local director of Pueblo Sin Fronteras claims that about one-third of the migrants will probably choose to stay in Mexico: "I hope a large majority decide to stay in Mexico now that we've seen the reaction from hate groups in the United States.”