Mexico City, April 4 (RHC)-- Amid increasing pressure from the U.S. administration of Donald Trump, the Mexican government Monday evening made efforts to disperse the refugee caravan consisting of over 1,300 migrants from Central America.
The halted caravan is currently in the town of Matias Romero Avendano in the southern state of Oaxaca, the Washington Post reported.
The move comes after Trump Sunday threatened to cut off immigration programs like DACA, as he targeted the refugee caravan with nearly 1,350 migrants who were en route to Mexico and the United States on an arduous journey from the city of Tapachula in the state of Chiapas on the Mexico-Guatemala border, to demand an end to the political corruption in their cities, and dignity and the right to asylum from Mexico and the United States.
The caravan was organized by "Puebla Sin Fronteras" or "People Without Borders," a refugee and migrant rights organization.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras, said, in a statement, "The unprecedented number of people who have joined the current refugee caravan and the high percentage of people fleeing Honduras in the group are the result of multiple political crises in the region provoked in large part by the policies of the U.S. government."
The group further pointed out that "The systematic violence encountered throughout the migrant route in Mexico is exacerbated by anti-immigrant enforcement policies backed by the U.S. government."