- A migrant caravan of around 400 people is bound for the US-Mexico border.
- The group is largely made up of Central Americans and Haitians and includes women and children.
- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed to prevent caravans from trekking further north.
A migrant caravan of around 400 people departed the southern Mexican city of Tapachula on Saturday and is heading for the US-Mexico border, Reuters reported.
The group, which is made up largely of Central Americans and Haitians, said they were fleeing poverty and violence. Many of the migrants are women and children.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed to prevent caravans from trekking further north and said he would urge President Joe Biden to make it easier for migrants to obtain work in the United States.
Mexico’s southern border has provided passage to migrants crossing into Mexico for many years. The last major organized caravans occurred in 2018.