Bulk of mi­grant car­a­van de­parts Mex­ico City

The Record (Troy, NY) - - NATION + WORLD -

MEX­ICO CITY >> Thou­sands of Cen­tral Amer­i­can mi­grants were back on the move to­ward the U.S. bor­der Satur­day, af­ter ded­i­cated Mex­ico City metro trains whisked them to the out­skirts of the cap­i­tal and driv­ers be­gan of­fer­ing rides north.

At the Line 2 ter­mi­nus, mi­grants be­gan mak­ing their way to a main high­way to re­sume walk­ing and hitch­hik­ing with the tacit ap­proval of Mex­i­can of­fi­cials.

Near a ma­jor toll plaza about 19 miles north of the city, Mex­ico state po­lice and hu­man rights of­fi­cials helped load men, women and chil­dren onto flatbeds and asked pass­ing buses and trucks if they would carry mi­grants.

Maria Ye­se­nia Perez, a 41-year-old who left La Ceiba, Hon­duras nearly a month ago with her 8-yearold daugh­ter, said she was pre­pared to wait to gain en­try at the U.S. bor­der.

“I de­cided to come (with the car­a­van) to help my fam­ily,” she said, be­fore she and her daugh­ter were hoisted onto the back of a semi­trailer.

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