First in mi­grant car­a­van reach Mex­ico City

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - NATION / WORLD / WEATHER -

Mi­grants jump on a truck in or­der not to have to walk a part of their long way on Satur­day in Sayula, Ver­acruz, Mex­ico. Most of the mi­grants come from Hon­duras.

the city’s in­ter­na­tional air­port. Of­fi­cials ex­pect about 5,000 by Wed­nes­day.

The sports fa­cil­ity was hastily con­verted into shel­ter for the mi­grants. Var­i­ous tents pro­vided meals, mat­tresses, cloth­ing and other ne­ces­si­ties. Por­ta­ble toi­lets lined a long fence. And wa­ter for wash­ing was pro­vided in huge blue tanks. Doc­tors and nurses of­fered med­i­cal

aid to those who needed it while vol­un­teers ar­rived with food, toys and cloth­ing. Clowns and mu­si­cians en­ter­tained the trav­el­ers.

“It feels great to be here, af­ter so long on the road,” said Nixa Nunez, 33, who trav­eled from Hon­duras with her three young daugh­ters. “But this is just a tem­po­rary stop. We all want to go to the United States.”

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