Hundreds of Honduran asylum seekers departed their home country with plans to reach the U.S. border on Monday, despite the Trump administration’s ongoing crackdown at the southern border.
Around 600 to 800 people have joined the new caravan, according to an estimate provided to Reuters by Miroslava Serpas, the head of migrant affairs at the CIPRODEH human rights research center, which is accompanying the group.
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The caravan will follow in the steps of a number of groups that have made their way to the U.S. border over the past year, including the thousands of asylum seekers who arrived in the Mexican border town of Tijuana in November.
Hundreds of people who traveled with that caravan, which departed from Honduras in October, are still waiting at the Tijuana border to have their asylum claims processed by U.S. officers. Others have since chosen to return to their home country after being forced to wait for weeks at the border with inadequate shelter.
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