US ‘ready’ for asylum seekers heading to Mexico City, southern border


A caravan of several thousand asylum seekers began a week-long march through southern Mexico, some bound for Mexico City and others toward the US border. Most are Central Americans, but some Haitians were spotted among the group that departed Oct. 23, according to the Washington Post.

Aware of the possible arrival of a new influx, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CPB) said it was ready, without giving details.

“CBP stands ready for any potential increase in migrant encounters as we work to keep our borders safe and secure, while operating a fair and orderly immigration system,” said Tammy Melvin, CPB spokesperson, by e-mail.

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